publication date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Literature

clue: His books about dangerous board games and Arctic-bound trains have captivated children for decades.

explanation: Van Allsburg wrote Jumanji and The Polar Express. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Joanna Woods


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