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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Van Allsburg, Chris/ Snicket, Lemony (INT)/ Campbell, Cassandra (NRT)/ Lane, Christopher (NRT)/ Dani 1 of 1
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Learn more about The Chronicles of Harris Burdick:

Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1469231875
ISBN-13: 9781469231877
Sku: 248236717
Publish Date: 8/1/2013
 
From the Publisher:
For more than twenty-five years, readers have been puzzling over the illustrations by this enigmatic artist. Thousands of children have been inspired to weave their own stories to go with his intriguingly titled pictures. And now, some of our most imaginative storytellers attempt to solve the perplexing mysteries of Harris Burdick. Enter The Chronicles of Harris Burdick to read this incredible compendium of stories: magical, funny, creepy, poignant, inscrutable, these are tales you won?t soon forget.Filling in for Harris Burdick here is an esteemed collection of highly decorated authors. Among the many accolades bestowed upon this illustrious group include one Pulitzer Prize, five Newbery Medals, three Newbery Honor awards, two Caldecott Medals, one Caldecott Honor award, three National Book Awards, eight National Book Award nominations, one Printz Award, five Boston Globe?Horn Book Awards, eight Bram Stoker Awards, five Coretta Scott King Awards, two Hugo Awards, and two O. Henry Awards. They have had an untold number of New York Times bestsellers.Best-selling storytellers share tales inspired by the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, in a volume that includes contributions by such writers as Kate DiCamillo, Stephen King and Jon Scieszka. Simultaneous.
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Fourteen of the best children's and adult authors alive today have each written a story inspired by illustrations from Chris Van Allsburg's very popular picture book, THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK. Fantasy, magical realism, and oddball plots abound here, as perplexing and fascinating as the illustrations themselves. Sherman Alexie, Kate DiCamillo, Stephen King, Lois Lowry, and Gregory Maguire are just five on the award-winning roster included.Fourteen of the best children's and adult authors alive today have each written a story inspired by illustrations from Chris Van Allsburg's very popular picture book, THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK. Fantasy, magical realism, and oddball plots abound here, as perplexing and fascinating as the illustrations themselves. Sherman Alexie, Kate DiCamillo, Stephen King, Lois Lowry, and Gregory Maguire are just five on the award-winning roster included.
Author Bio
Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg studied art and sculpture at the University of Michigan and the Rhode Island School of Design. A talented sculptor, Van Allsburg was encouraged to create picture books by author/illustrator David Macaulay. His first book, THE GARDENS OF ABDUL GASAZI, was published in 1979. JUMANJI, published two years later, won the Caldecott Medal, as did 1985's THE POLAR EXPRESS.

Lemony Snicket is the notorious pen name of Daniel Handler, author of the enormously popular, extremely funny Series of Unfortunate Events books. Handler went to Wesleyan University, and resides in the city of his birth, San Francisco. Under his name, he has written adult novels, including THE BASIC EIGHT, WATCH YOUR MOUTH, and ADVERBS.

Praise

"Like any short story anthology, the styles and subjects of its many contributors are wide-ranging, even surprising in the directions they travel with such scant pictorial information.... All provide novel and new insights to the mysterious illustrations that have captivated Van Allsburg fans for decades." - Susan Carpenter 10/23/2011

"Like any short story anthology, the styles and subjects of its many contributors are wide-ranging, even surprising in the directions they travel with such scant pictorial information.... All provide novel and new insights to the mysterious illustrations that have captivated Van Allsburg fans for decades." - Susan Carpenter 10/23/2011

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