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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales - Jules Feiffer, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Louis Sachar, Kate DiCamillo, Walter Dean Myers, Tabitha King, Chris Van Allsburg, Cory Doctorow, Jon Scieszka, Lemony Snicket, Linda Sue Park, Stephen King
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
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An inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of best-selling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. For more than twenty-five years, the illustrations in the extraordinary Mysteries of Harris Burdick by... show more
An inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of best-selling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. For more than twenty-five years, the illustrations in the extraordinary Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg have intrigued and entertained readers of all ages. Thousands of children have been inspired to weave their own stories to go with these enigmatic pictures. Now we’ve asked some of our very best storytellers to spin the tales. Enter The Chronicles of Harris Burdick to gather this incredible compendium of stories: mysterious, funny, creepy, poignant, these are tales you won’t soon forget. This inspired collection of short stories features many remarkable, best-selling authors in the worlds of both adult and children's literature: Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Cory Doctorow, Jules Feiffer, Stephen King, Tabitha King, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Walter Dean Myers, Linda Sue Park, Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Van Allsburg himself. Van Allsburg's Harris Burdick illustrations have evoked such wonderment and imagination since Harris Burdick's original publication in 1984; many have speculated or have woven their own stories to go with his images. More than ever, the illustrations send off their eerie call for text and continue to compel and pick at the reader's brain for a backstory—a threaded tale behind the image. In this book, we've collected some of the best storytellers to spin them.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547548104 (0547548109)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 195
Edition language: English
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
3.5. Some of the stories are better/more memorable than others, but overall this is a nice collection of short stories by some great authors.
The Cheap Reader
The Cheap Reader rated it
3.0 The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
I’ve always enjoyed Van Allsburg’s picture books. They have some amazing artwork. The stories are a bit quirky but enjoyable. I knew I needed to read this book as soon as I heard about it. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick has some really interesting art, title, and captions. It would be pretty awesom...
Bibliophilic Monologues
Bibliophilic Monologues rated it
3.0 The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
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I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
4.0
This book of anthologies was a good read. I enjoyed most of the stories in it. Some were better than others but as a whole, it was great. The writing in some stories was a bit juvenile, but I felt with the others being as wonderful as they were, it makes up for the lack of quality in some of the sho...
books and cleverness
books and cleverness rated it
0.0 The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
Mixed. The creative challenge for readers of the original is to imagine a story that is attentive to all the detail of illustrations and uses the caption to describe what is happening, and I think some of the stories fall short. For example, I think it's important that the illustration for "Captain ...
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