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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.


Enigmatic drawings invite the reader to invent his or her own stories to explain each scene.


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.

Product Details

Van Allsburg, Chris
Harcourt Brace and Company
Allsburg, Chris Van
Boston :
Children's fiction
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Mystery and detective stories
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Interactive Adventure
Plot-your-own stories
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Children's stories, American
Children s Middle Readers-General
Edition Number:
Portfolio ed.
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
October 1996
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
16.20x12.20x.30 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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