The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

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This inspired collection of short stories is based on the original illustrations of Chris Van Allsburg in his esteemed and mysterious The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, and 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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"Fourteen curious, teasing, sometimes humorous and sometimes dark stories . . . create an extraordinary whole that offers new interpretations of the pictures while still leaving room to wonder." (Julia Eccleshare Guardian)

"A beautifully produced, compelling book." (NIcolette Jones Sunday Times, Book of the Week)

"Each contribution has its own telltale flavor of menace, leaving readers to discover their favourites...In life, it seems, as in this beguiling book, no one ever really gets the last word." (New York Times (Editor's Choice))

"Fascinating" (Daniel Hahn Independent on Sunday, Best Books of the Year)

"Van Allsburg’s haunting and evocative monochrome illustrations provide starting points for the appropriately eerie, often macbre narratives." (Irish Times)

"Fourteen curious, teasing, sometimes humorous and sometimes dark stories . . . create an extraordinary whole that offers new interpretations of the pictures while still leaving room to wonder."

"A beautifully produced, compelling book."

"Each contribution has its own telltale flavor of menace, leaving readers to discover their favourites...In life, it seems, as in this beguiling book, no one ever really gets the last word."

"Fascinating"

"Van Allsburg’s haunting and evocative monochrome illustrations provide starting points for the appropriately eerie, often macbre narratives."

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We've all come up with our own stories to the mysterious illustrations of Harris Burdick, but now some of the world's greatest storytellers have had a go!

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9780547548104: The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales

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