32 pages, 10.75 × 9 × 0.42 in
September 24, 1984
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0395353939
ISBN - 13: 9780395353936
About the Book
Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, allow readers to make up their own stories to complement the pictures. From the award-winning author/illustrator of many wonderful books, including "Jumanji" and "The Polar Express."
From the Publisher
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.
From Our Editors
Beautiful and strange, with all the qualities of a most fascinating dream, Chris Van Allsburg’s most distinctive picture book offers those who open its covers a chance to soar in the imagination — and delve into a delightfully strange mystery. Based on the premise that the man who had written the story vanished without trace, leaving only 14 pictures with the publisher, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick begins with a conundrum and ends any way the reader chooses. With captions and titles serving as the only text, this black-and-white masterpiece allows children free rein to interpret the images, while challenging them to draw the scenarios together in some cohesive form. Above all else, this award-winning picture book contains startling, lovely drawings that show the artist’s craft to perfection.
"Layered in mystery, this extraordinary book will stun imaginative readers of all ages." School Library Journal, Starred