Zathura

Zathura

A Space Adventure

Book - 2002
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Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2002
ISBN: 9780618253968
0618253963
Branch Call Number: E VAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill

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TSCPL_NatalieM Nov 09, 2016

Two brothers, Walter and Danny, struggle to get along when left home alone one evening. But an unusual board games proves to be a portal to another galaxy, and the boys must work together to escape a meteor shower, a bad robot, space pirates, and a black hole. The fast pace of this story will appeal to readers thirsty for adventure. Heavily textured pencil drawings add to the mysterious and exciting atmosphere.

FindingJane Jan 11, 2016

Someone once told me that many franchise movies (“Leprechaun”, e.g.) take their characters into outer space sooner or later. Mr. Van Allsburg has taken a page from their example. Picking up where “Jumanji” left off, he gives us two squabbling brothers who stumble upon—yep, you guessed it. Only this time, instead of rampaging animals, the protagonists have to contend with killer robots, lethal black holes and quirky gravitational forces.

The text is enlivened by the grainy black-and-white illustrations that almost resemble old family photos, heightening the family drama and sibling rivalry. The ending is sweet if a tad predictable. If you really do want to see what happens after the animal stampedes, “Zathura” is an enjoyable diversion.

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Jillianred
Jun 07, 2013

A great book! Lots of suspense!

Debylou58 Jan 15, 2013

I was looking for the movie, where do I find it

pamonsef Aug 15, 2012

i love the movie and the book it is so awsome :)

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Nitharsan224
Jul 22, 2012

i love the movie

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Jun 07, 2013

Jillianred thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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Nov 17, 2012

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pamonsef Aug 15, 2012

it is an awesome movie and the book is even better

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pamonsef Aug 15, 2012

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