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Jumanji Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Jumanji
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″‘JUMANJI,’ Judy read from the box, ‘A JUNGLE ADVENTURE GAME.’ ‘Look,’ said Peter, pointing to a note taped to the bottom of the box. In a childlike handwriting were the words, ‘Free game, fun for some but not for all. P.S. Read instructions carefully.‘”
Chris Van Allsburg
author
Jumanji
book
Peter (Jumanji)
Judy (Jumanji)
characters
adventures
games
warnings
jungles
concepts
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″‘No one would come from the zoo because they wouldn’t believe us,’ said Judy. ‘And you know how upset Mother would be if there was a lion in the bedroom. We started this game, and now we have to finish it.‘”
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“The boy turned in his chair. He couldn’t believe his eyes. Lying on the piano was a lion, staring at Peter and licking his lips.”
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“Suddenly a herd of rhinos charged through the living room and into the dining room, crushing all the furniture in their path.”
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“The stream in the room became thicker and thicker. Judy could not even see Peter across the table. Then, as if all the doors and windows had been opened, a cool breeze cleared the stream from the room. Everything was just as it had been before the game.”
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″‘Did you have an exciting afternoon?’ ‘Oh yes,’ said Peter. ‘We had a flood, a stampede, a volcano, I got sleeping sickness, and-’ Peter was interrupted by the adults’ laughter.”
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“D. Very important. Once a game of Jumanji is started it will not be over until one player reaches the golden city.”
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″‘Monsoon season begins, lose one turn.’ Little raindrops began to fall in the living room. Then a roll of thunder shook the walls and scared the monkeys out of the kitchen.”
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″‘Lion attacks, move back two spaces,’ read Judy. ‘Gosh how exciting,’ said Peter, in a very unexcited voice. ‘Peter,’ she whispered, ‘turn around very, very slowly.‘”
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“But both children were too excited to sit quietly, so Peter took out a picture puzzle. As they fit the pieces together, their excitement slowly turned to relief, and then exhaustion. With the puzzle half done Peter and Judy fell sound asleep on the sofa.”
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“Judy grabbed her piece and slammed it to the board. ‘Jumanji,’ she yelled, as loud as she could.”
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″‘I don’t think,’ said Peter in between gasps of air, ‘that I want... to play... this game... anymore.‘”

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