Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. Abdul Gasazi’s garden Fritz runs away in Mr. Gasazi’s garden. A Caldecott Honour awarded story that follows the exploits of a rather mischievous dog (who bites and exactly what he is told 'not' to do and Alan Mitz, the poor young lad who has been put in charge of minding him whilst the owner is away. I do feel that the cover illustration--which, along wit. “The Garden of Abdul Gasazi” is a true masterpiece full of mystery and magic that children will enjoy for many years. Julia #8 Abdul Gasazi is also weird because he does not like dogs. The little boy in the book, Alen, must feel awful when he looses his neighbor's dog and it turns into a duck. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The page on the right is illustrated with the most incredible technique. Wikipedia - The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Offers quick summary / overview and other basic information submitted by Wikipedia contributors who considers themselves "experts" in the topic at hand. One duck came up to Alan.

Now considering that at the beginning of Chris Van Allsburg's. He was mean to the boy because he turned Fritz the dog into a duck. The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (ISBN 0-395-27804-X) is a best-selling children's picture book written in 1979 by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. Out of all the things he could turn the dogs into, he chose a duck!!! Sandra #11 Chris Van Allsburg Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. Abdul Gasazi is a magician who is not very nice because he tricked Alan into thinking a duck was his dog, Fritz. But after Alan falls down a flight of steps, Fritz disappears. Now he's an elder statesman in the field, but I remember the excitement of his early books with great pleasure! And second of all if he finds a dog in his garden he will turn them into ducks. Alan, relieved by the good news, waves goodbye to Miss Hester and goes home. The dog runs off and the boy follows. Beautiful illustrations but kids like color and so do a lot of adults. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Please make this description neutral, without sentences like "This is a really good book". I also love the illustrations of the garden...what an amazing and beautiful garden! While looking for Fritz, Alan notices that his dogprints lead the way to the House of Gasazi. Not bad. The words contained more imagery about Mr. Gasazi's garden than the images themselves did. Since Mr. Gasazi didn’t like dogs in his garden he would change them into ducks! Mr.Gasazi is mean for turning Fritz into a duck. "The Garden of Abdul Gasazi" draws upon that very question when a boy is asked to dog sit for a neighbor's naughty dog named, Fritz. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published As Alan chases after the pooch, he ends up by the garden of the great wizard Abdul Gasazi. A sign warns that the garden belongs to a retire magician and reads "absolutely, positively no dogs allowed." To see what your friends thought of this book, I wondered the same myself. If the book is totally clean put "Clean". Otherwise, a fun story about a very conscientious young man who took his job seriously and deserves a new hat. I don't mind that the cover illustration is missing from the book. Alan takes the warning quite seriously and turns to leave, but Fritz tugs and snaps his way out of his collar and runs into the garden. Sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg. Abdul Gasazi is a retired magician who is mean and hates dogs.

Alan follows frantically and chases the dog further and further until he finally reaches a large house which belongs to the retired magician Gasazi.

He is surprised that the magician takes him to some ducks and tells him he turned the dog into a duck. Abdul Gasazi is magician, an old, retired magician who happens to really like his garden. This encourages them to participate in a discussion where they have to use context clues and pay attention to details throughout the story so that they can back up their arguments. “The Garden of Abdul Gasazi” is a Caldecott Honor Book from the legendary mind of Chris Van Allsburg and it is about how a young boy named Alan tries to rescue Miss Hester’s dog, Fritz from the great magician Abdul Gasazi when Fritz accidentally runs off into the forbidden garden of Abdul Gasazi. Dominic DeGuzman #2 I wouldn't want to be in his position. Also his sign at the white bridge said Absolutely, Positively no dogs allowed in this garden!!! Hey Camryn, I said he was not nice too ! Interesting illustrations though not really my preferred style. What would you do if you lost a dog in a magician’s garden during his afternoon walk? I also wasn’t as impressed by the illustrations as I expected. Add comments about the book's suitability, possible concerns and content. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison, Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime, Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold, So the main characters are Fritz, Mr. Gasazi, and Alan. I think Abdul Gasazi is a rude retired magician. It's a little bit cute, but there's just not much to it and I'm surprised it's gotten the acclaim it has. The main characters of this childrens, picture books story are , . I think Abdul Gasazi is a tricky and peculiar person who hates dogs. His sign clearly states his hatred of dogs. Fritz went into the garden and there was a sign that said, “No Dogs Allowed”. Each two page spread has a cream page on the left with a leafy border and the words perfectly centered on the page.
The duck grabs Alan’s hat and flies away. Abdul Gasazi is magician, an old, retired magician who happens to really like his garden. He tricked Alan by making him believe that he turned Fritz into a duck. Alan picks up the duck to take home. Miss Hester asks young Alan Mitz to spend the afternoon with her naughty dog Fritz.

By the time he returns home, Fritz is back to normal and holding his lost hat. This book is not my favorite Van Alssburg book. I would describe Abdul Gasazi as a sneaky person, that hates dogs, because he turned the dogs into ducks. When the duck flies off with Alan's hat, he knows he'll have to tell Miss Hester what happened and that her dog has flown away. We really only see a little of this garden and as much as I love gardens, it does seem rather normal. Fritz steals Alan's hat and takes off running. I would use this in my classroom to have a discussion on what my students took from the ending of the story and have them provide evidence on why they think so. Abdul does not like dogs at all if you can tell,like when he said that he turned Fritz into a duck. How many of us have had our dogs run away from us on a walk.

Mr. Gasazi is a little funny too. He is mean and rude because of two reasons.Number one is that he turned Fritz into a DUCK!!!!! Kaitlyn Wanland 20 I turn then into ducks ! And he liked to garden after he retired from being a magician. At the end of the story Abdul tell Alan to never return to his garden.

They end up outside of a magician's garden with a sign that reads no dogs. An example is he tricks a lot of people. Fritz steals Alan's hat and takes off running. The twist at the end of this book reminded me too much of the ending of The Polar Express, and I was a little bit disappointed that Van Allsburg expected the same idea to have the same impact twice. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Rocco Marquez #9 Miss Hester says, "Why you bad dog! It is no surprise it is a Caldecott Medal Honor book. Alan chases the dog all over the garden and almost catches Fritz. Abdul Gasazi is an old magician. Also, Abdul does not like dogs at all because he cast a spell that turned Fritz into a duck. Discussing what really happened in the story and how closely what's real and what's imagined are would be engaging for many young readers. The duck escaped from the boy and he couldn’t find him. The entity now known as Fox/Disney has acquired the rights to The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, the best-selling children's book from Chris Van Allsburg.Deadline reports that Shazam!

It brings the question up of if the readers believe in magic, and even gives them the chance to decide for themselves what the ending of the story means. Before leaving for her visit, Miss Hester asks Alan Mitz to babysit Fritz and give him his afternoon walk. But when Miss Hester calls out to Fritz, the dog comes up the front steps while chewing on Alan's hat and drops it at her feet. 1979 Bad dog! He tells the magician what happened and if he could give him back the dog. Mr. Gasazi shows Alan a duck that he says is Fritz. The magician turns the dog into a duck and the suck flies away with the boy's hat in his mouth. ( Log Out /  Naturally, Fritz enters the garden and goes running.

He just said to Alan, “Greetings, do come in.” I think he is a dog hater because the sign at the front of the garden said ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO DOGS ALLOWED IN THIS GARDEN. While looking for Fritz, Alan notices that his dogprints lead the way to the House of Gasazi. If he finds a dog in the garden he will change them into a duck. He is also mean because he tricked the boy by not tuning Fritz into a duck afterall. He told Alan that Fritz had turned into a duck. Abdul Gasazi is a retired a magician. He is also very rude because he bellowed to tell Alan that his dog had been turned into a duck. Abdul Gasazi is not so nice and is a very mysterious man. After Alan defends the parlor furniture and pillows from Fritz's love of chewing and has a nap, Alan takes Fritz for his afternoon walk. He is demanding by telling Allen to take his duck and to not come again. This is what I think Abdul Gasazi is. In some of the pictures, Miss Hester just seems to have an oddly proportioned body, which bothered me. Alan Mitz agrees to take care of her feisty dog, Fritz, while she's visiting a relative.

The little boy in the book, Alen, must feel awful when he looses his neighbor's dog and it turns into a duck. Abdul seems like a cranky person because he does not talk a lot, and when he does talk, he is mean. Abdul Gasazi hates dogs and is very mysterious because first of all Mr. Gasazi has a sign that says ”ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO DOGS ALLOWED!!!!! As Alan's traveling home, a strong gust of wind lifts his hat off his head. All goes well until they take a walk outside, and Fritz goes where he should not go, onto the property of a retired magician who turns him into a duck. One interesting point--the book jacket shows Alan chasing Fritz down a path next to which are some fantastical topiary bushes. The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (ISBN 0-395-27804-X) is a best-selling children's picture book written in 1979 by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. Abdul Gasazi is Scary and weird. No one even considered giving a child a book in black and white when it came out.