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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

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ISBN13: 9780395353936
ISBN10: 0395353939
Condition: Standard
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Publisher Comments:

Since its publication in 1984, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick has stimulated the minds of readers of all ages and backgrounds. Now the original fourteen drawings are available in a large portfolio edition of loose sheets. In addition, a newly discovered fifteenth drawing, titled The Youngest Magician, has been added, as well as an updated introduction by the author. The puzzles of these mysterious drawings will be even more provocative because of the larger size and the exceptional printing quality. For the first time, the drawings can be shared with groups or displayed singly. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 1984.

Synopsis:

Presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title and a caption which the reader may use to make up his or her own story.

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 childrens 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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almamah, February 15, 2007 (view all comments by almamah)
This is one of my favorite so-called "children's" books. So many readers turn up their noses at literature aimed at the younger set, but by doing so, they're missing a lot!
This book looks simple the first time you leaf through it, but for anyone with an imagination (whether you're a child or an adult, or somewhere in-between), it holds great treasures.
A definite must-read for anyone who appreciates beautiful illustrations or aspires to writing. Perhaps the idea that comes to you when reading this wonderful book will lead you to create new and wonderful stories yourself -- for adults OR kids!
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sweetdesigirl95, November 2, 2006 (view all comments by sweetdesigirl95)
omg this book gets ur mind thinking....
omg i love this book


omg means oh my goodness or oh my gosh
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Janet Sherman, September 4, 2006 (view all comments by Janet Sherman)
I have introduced many children and adults to this book, and all are delighted. I go back to it regularly and my children enjoy it again and again - with every visit home (They are now in their mid-twenties) Every elementary school teacher should have a copy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395353936
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Author:
Burdick, Harris
Author:
Allsburg, Chris Van
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Drawings
Subject:
Plot-your-own stories
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
854
Publication Date:
September 1984
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.11x9.28x.44 in. .97 lbs.
Age Level:
07-UP

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"Synopsis" by , Presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title and a caption which the reader may use to make up his or her own story.
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Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story.
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