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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Hardcover – September 24, 1984
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Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Few books for small children actively encourage you to read a long wordy Introduction to them first. This is one of the few. Before we see any of the pictures we are told a tale of one Mr. Wenders and one Mr. Burdick. Mr. Wenders was once a children's book publisher. As he was sitting in his office one day a Mr. Harris Burdick arrived with fourteen illustrations. It seems that Mr. Burdick had written fourteen stories and he had brought an illustration from each of these for the perusal of Mr. Wenders. After dropping off the pictures (each with its own title and line from the book it belonged to) he left and was never seen again. This book is a presentation of those mysterious images, all suggesting that they belong to magical stories of their own. The introductory story, I should probably point out, is utterly false. But it gives some nice context to the images that follow and hopefully kids will still dig them.Read more ›
Chris Van Allsburg, known to me as the author/illustrator of Jumanji and The Polar Express, outdoes himself in this book. It is a book to get the mind thinking, especially for children. Each illustration has a caption that is supposed to get the mind thinking. A child cannot read this book without formulating a story, perhaps unconsciously, in his mind.
Chris Van Allsburg is a wonderful artist. Each illustration, done in only simple black and white, is so breathtaking that I could stare at them time and again and be amazed at the detail, the realness. The sentence-long captions that go along with each picture even today cause me to dream up a story. It is a terrific book to get a child interested in writing. :)
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This was an absolutely great way to get kids to write. Usually on Fridays I would put up one of the pictures and have them write a title and a story base and what they say. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Allison L Adkins
We read this book in my 5th grade class - well, we looked at the giant images and read the captions! Read morePublished 11 days ago by Geena
I am an English teacher and I bought this book for my students to use as inspirations for their writing. They love the pictures and their creativity has definitely taken hold!Published 1 month ago by Cristina
The pictures in this book provide a marvelous jumping-off point for both children and parents with the mysterious images revving up engines of imagination young and old. Read morePublished 1 month ago by nycmug
What a great way for people to create unique stories. I recommend it for children and adultsPublished 1 month ago by Sporty
One of my favorites. A great place to start creative storytelling.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer