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From Mysteries to Chronicles: Harris Burdick Gets an Update

Posted on November 10th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Art & Craftiness, Books, Words & Writing.

How many of you have read The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsburg? It’s a fascinating collection of black-and-white drawings with weird captions that just beg to have a story written to explain them (and in fact, many Language Arts teachers have had this same idea for a writing assignment!).

Now The Chronicles of Harris Burdick has just been released, offering 14 authors’ attempts to tell the story behind the surreal pictures — including Walter Dean Myers, Kate DiCamillo, and even Stephen King.

“Mr. Linden’s Library:

He had warned her about the book.

Now it was too late.”

As a cool tie-in, don’t miss Figment’s writing contest, which invites you to submit your story for a chance to win prizes, including a copy of the new book!

Love this kind of book? You may also like other plot-your-own stories, and don’t miss Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art.


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