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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Hardcover – 5 Apr 2012


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  • Hardcover: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Press (5 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849394083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849394086
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 2.5 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 388,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, and twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Jumanji, and then for The Polar Express.


(c) Constance Brown Photography

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"Often slightly chilling and spooky these will appeal to 9 - young teenaged children." (Four Shires Magazine)

"Likely to be an audience for this book, within most school libraries." (The School Librarian)

"Well written stories for anyone who fancies a short read." (Teen Titles)

"Fourteen curious, teasing, sometimes humorous and sometimes dark stories . . . create an extraordinary whole that offers new interpretations of the pictures while still leaving room to wonder." (Julia Eccleshare Guardian)

"A beautifully produced, compelling book." (NIcolette Jones Sunday Times, Book of the Week)

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We've all come up with our own stories to the mysterious illustrations of Harris Burdick, but now some of the world's greatest storytellers have had a go! Sherman Alexie, Kate DiCamillo, Stephen King, Gregory Maguire, Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Van Allsburg himself.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mumsie on 30 Sept. 2012
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Dead spooky really - I was completely fooled by the story of the publisher and the mysterious writer and thought it was a real story ! The illustrations are so quirky and detailed that the adults and children I shown were hooked and began imagining what the story was behind each one. This is such a valuable tool for encouraging children to think of the story behind the picture that , after explaining this to school, it was adopted to be the catalyst for our creative writing sessions.Imaginations went wild ............
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 Feb. 2013
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Bought this for hubby - graduate teacher as an aid to literacy projects/lesson plans (KS2).
Absolutely love it!
He thought it was great and I think the illustrations are superb - really thought provoking. Its interesting to see how other people's minds work too - when making up their stories to fit the pictures
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By Tambo48 on 3 May 2015
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This book takes the original Harris Burdick drawings and then adds stories written by modern authors. I will be using it with my Y6 class. I think they will love making up their own stories, using the images as a stimulus, and then hearing the stories by the authors.
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This is a really great follow up to the original book with some very interesting stories contributed by several welll known authors. I will use it to exemplify how the original pictures can provike a narrative with my Year 6 children.
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By maggiemay on 20 April 2014
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Very interesting book , inspiring young minds to read behind the scenes and imagine what has happened. Pictures are really good
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Amazing array of unusual sketches which are great for promoting discussion, improving vocabulary use and as a hook for writing.
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A gorgeous book and beautifully constructed. I'll be keeping this one for years to read to my daughter. A quality purchase
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