Jumanji Sequel Takes Off
Leader of the Socialists PASOK party Evangelos Venizelos Evangelos Venizelos, left, smiles at President Karolos Papoulias before he is given a mandate to form a coalition government in Athens Thursday May 10, 2012. Greek power-sharing talks enter a third and final round Thursday, as parties in the crisis-hit country struggled to hammer out a coalition deal after general elections produced no outright winner. The mandate to seek coalition partners passes to Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, whose traditionally dominant PASOK party was hammered in Sunday's poll, pushed into third place with just 13.2 percent of the vote. (AP Photo Yorgos Karahalis, pool) / Yorgos Karahalis
It told the story of a brother and a sister who found a game and brought it home And as they played, the jungle - and everything in it - came into their home and trashed it.
A Caldecott Medal, a major motion picture and a board game followed. The one thing that didn't was the rest of the story. Until now.
Two decades later, Chris Van Allsburg has written and illustrated a sequel to "Jumanji." It's called "Zathura." The story involves a board game hidden inside the box for the game "Jumanji," and it takes its players to a far away planet. He illustrated the book in black and white art because he says he invisioned the story playing out in black and white - a concept made more real by its outer space setting.
CBS News Up To The Minute read the book to a test audience of first graders, who gave the book an overall thumbs-up. Said Jason, "I can't wait to see what the movie looks like!"
The book currently resides on The New York Times best-seller list and in your local bookstore.
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