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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (2011)

by Chris Van Allsburg

Other authors: Sherman Alexie (Contributor), M.T. Anderson (Contributor), Kate DiCamillo (Contributor), Cory Doctorow (Contributor), Jules Feiffer (Contributor)9 more, Stephen King (Contributor), Tabitha King (Contributor), Lois Lowry (Contributor), Gregory Maguire (Contributor), Walter Dean Myers (Contributor), Linda Sue Park (Contributor), Louis Sachar (Contributor), Jon Scieszka (Contributor), Lemony Snicket (Introduction)

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A fantastic collection of 14 stories by well-known authors including Steven King, Lois Lowry, and Linda Sue Park. These short stories accompany the original illustrations in the short picture book, "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick" by Chris Van Allsburg. My favorite story is by Walter Dean Myers entitled 'Mr. Linden's Library' where books take on a life of their own and change a young girls life. ( )
  hjbush | Jul 12, 2018 |
This is an excellent collection of short stories inspired by a set of drawings created by the mysterious Harris Burdick. The stories are written by some of the best fantasy/horror/sci-fi authors in the field, and each story is youth-reader friendly, while at the same time being sufficiently complex and creepy for adults. The drawings are just as child-friendly and creepy. Since this book grew out of a story prompt challenge of sorts, it also is a book that might inspire readers to write their own stories. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
There were only two stories in this collection that I really cared for, M.T. Anderson and Stephen King. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
There were only two stories in this collection that I really cared for, M.T. Anderson and Stephen King. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |

Very cool book! 14 beautiful illustrations, and the 14 short stories inspired by them, though I'm not sure if the Stephen King one was or was not. My favorites of this collection were, "Under the Rug", "A Strange Day in July", and "Just Desert" (especially it's wonderful ending!). In addition, you have flying chairs, flying houses, and caterpillars that spell! A treat for old and young to read! Thanks to Sara B. for recommending this to me! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Van Allsburg, Chrisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexie, ShermanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, M.T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DiCamillo, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doctorow, CoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Feiffer, JulesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, TabithaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lowry, LoisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maguire, GregoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Myers, Walter DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Park, Linda SueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sachar, LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scieszka, JonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Snicket, LemonyIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, CassandraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Daniels, LukeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lane, ChristopherNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011: Sublimely curious, strangely serious, terrifyingly hilarious--the 14 new short stories by authors Stephen King, Lois Lowry, Walter Dean Myers and other bestselling storytellers in Chris Van Allsburg’s The Chronicles of Harris Burdick are a perfect match for the unexplained drawings that inspired them: the beloved, eerie black and white images, accompanied only by a title and caption, in The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, originally published by Allsburg in 1984. What could have been a basic writing exercise in the hands of these professionals unfolds as thoughtful, intriguing tales only masters could tell. With an introduction by Lemony Snicket, the stories close the loop on the mysterious drawings, but if they aren’t up to readers’ satisfaction, it can merely serve as another reason to gaze upon Allsburg’s layered pictures once again, 27 years later. --Alexandra Foster

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A collection of stories based on illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

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