The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (Van Allsburg book) cover.jpg
AuthorChris Van Allsburg
IllustratorChris Van Allsburg
CountryUnited States
GenreChildren's picture book
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
Publication date
June 21, 1979
Media typePrint
Followed byJumanji 

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. The Garden of Abdul Gasazi was the first book written by Van Allsburg, for which he won a Caldecott Honor in 1980.[1]

Film adaptation[edit]

On May 30, 2019, Disney and 20th Century Fox announced that they have acquired the film rights for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi with Darren Lemke writing the screenplay, Mike Weber, Bill Teitler and Ted Field producing and Van Allsburg as executive producer. [2]


  1. ^ "Talking Volumes: The Polar Express". Minnesota Public Radio. December 15, 2004. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "Fox/Disney Lands 'The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi' By 'Jumanji' Author Chris Van Allsburg". Deadline. May 30, 2019. Retrieved June 13, 2019.