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Danny and Walter Budwing are two brothers who don't get along, and one day, when they are home alone, Walter, the elder, chases his little brother out of the house. As they wrestle they catch sight of a board game called “Zathura”, and when they decide to play it, Zathura transports the Budwings' home into outer space, where the strange events the game produces become delightfully bizarre. (McGraw-Hill Treasures, 2009)

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