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
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.