Title: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984, Boston
Publication Date: 1984
Illustrator: Harris Burdick
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Cloth. Fine/Fine. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Here's one mystery within another. Fifty years ago, Harris Burdick brought in 14 beautiful drawings to illustrate children's stories which he had written. The publisher liked them and said to come back with the stories. Burdick never returned, nor was he ever located. Each picture is accompanied by a caption, which leads the reader to construct his own story. Two children by the shore - " 'A Strange Day in July' He threw with all his might, but the third stone came skipping back." A challenge to adults and children alike. Illustrated dj protected by brodart. Clean, tight and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 1627
Synopsis: Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story.
About the Author:
Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children?s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.
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