The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

From the award-winning author of Jumanji and The PolarExpress, Chris Van Allsburg challenges young readers to use their creativity and imagination in this one-of-a-kind book that asks readers to finish the story.

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547794088

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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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.

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

Now we’ve asked some of our very best storytellers to spin the tales. Enter The Chronicles of Harris Burdick to gather this incredible compendium of stories: mysterious, funny, creepy, poignant, these are tales you won’t soon forget.

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054767760X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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An inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of best-selling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. For more than twenty-five years, the illustrations in the extraordinary Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg have intrigued and entertained readers of all ages. Thousands of children have been inspired to weave their own stories to go with these enigmatic pictures. Now we’ve asked some of our very best storytellers to spin the tales. Enter The Chronicles of Harris Burdick to gather this incredible compendium of stories: mysterious, funny, creepy, poignant, these are tales you won’t soon forget. This inspired collection of short stories features many remarkable, best-selling authors in the worlds of both adult and children's literature: Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Cory Doctorow, Jules Feiffer, Tabitha King, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Walter Dean Myers, Linda Sue Park, Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Van Allsburg himself. NOTE: "The House on Maple Street" by Stephen King is not included in this ebook edition.

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

Offers a collection of short stories that is based on the original illustrations of the author in his esteemed and mysterious The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

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ISBN: 9781849394598

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 223

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This inspired collection of short stories is based on the original illustrations of Chris Van Allsburg in his esteemed and mysterious The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, and features many remarkable, best-selling authors in the worlds of both adult and children's literature: Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Cory Doctorow, Jules Feiffer, Stephen King, Tabitha King, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Walter Dean Myers, Linda Sue Park, Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Van Allsburg himself. Van Allsburg's Harris Burdick illustrations have evoked such wonderment and imagination since Harris Burdick's original publication in 1984; many have speculated or have woven their own stories to go with his images. More than ever, the illustrations send off their eerie call for text and continue to compel and pick at the reader's brain for a backstory - a threaded tale behind the image. In this book, we've collected some of the best storytellers to spin them.

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Stories

A collection of short stories by the 4/5 students of Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences based on the illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg.

Author: Wilmington of Arts and Sciences

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ISBN: 9781475046540

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Page: 38

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A collection of short stories by the 4/5 students of Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences based on the illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg.

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

A collection of stories based on illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

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ISBN: 9780329954536

Category: Children's stories

Page: 195

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A collection of stories based on illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

But I believe these are the actual stories written by Harris Burdick, given by Burdick to the various authors who are now pretending to have written them. I have no proof of this theory, but when I questioned the authors involved, ...

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547548109

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 195

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Renowned storytellers share tales inspired by the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick," including Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, Stephen King, and Jon Scieszka.

30 Graphic Organizers for Reading

(McREL Language Arts Standard 7.5) • Students will answer the questions who, what, when, where, why, and how about The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg in order to create original mysteries using the answers Name ...

Author: Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1425803857

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Provides fresh, new graphic organizers to help students read, write, and comprehend content area materials. Helps students organize and retain information.

Inspiration in the Library

This book took inspiration from The mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. The students of Midway School in Inkster, North Dakota wrote poems and stories inspired by their teacher and librarian, Eva Branvold.

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Category: Children's poetry, American

Page: 124

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This book took inspiration from The mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. The students of Midway School in Inkster, North Dakota wrote poems and stories inspired by their teacher and librarian, Eva Branvold.

Time Trapped

The high-octane sequel to Time Snatchers.

Author: Richard Ungar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603348

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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The high-octane sequel to Time Snatchers. Caleb thought he'd escaped Uncle's clutches and could have a normal life in 1968, but no such luck. After being forcibly returned to Timeless Treasures and his old job of stealing valuable objects from the past, he learns that things have gotten even more sinister. Training the new kidnapped recruits doesn't seem very important to Frank, Uncle's evil lackey, even though a few of these kids have amazing theiving skills and genius for new technology. But then Caleb figures out it's because Frank doesn't plan on keeping them around very long - or keeping them alive. Stakes are high for all of the time snatchers. If only Caleb can convince the new ones to stop having fun with the technology and use it to save their own lives.

30 Graphic Organizers for the Content Areas Grades 3 5 With Lessons Transparencies

(McREL Language Arts Standard 1.1) • Students will look at a picture from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg, list five ideas for a story based on that picture, and then write original stories.

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1425803911

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 359

Provides fresh, new graphic organizers to help students read, write, and comprehend content area materials. Helps students organize and retain information.

The New Dramathemes

Eventhemostreluctantimagination,whenconfronted by these drawings, will not be able to resist solving the mysteries of Harris Burdick.” The titles of the pictures, the lead sentences, the surreal drawings, and the premise of the ...

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551381419

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This remarkable book includes more than one hundred games and drama activities, all with a clear learning focus. The activities use themes as a springboard for easy drama through games, movement, tableau, role playing, improvisation, readers theatre, choral speaking, and much more. Teachers will find opportunities to explore literary genres that include the picture book, novel, rhyme, folktale, poem, script, and photograph. New drama structures look at relevant topics that range from personal narrative and the immigrant experience to bullying and building a community. This comprehensive approach to drama illustrates how teachers can reach each learner in the classroom.

Writing and Reading Mysteries

Chris Van Allsburg's imaginative work The Mysteries of Harris Burdick provides an intriguing premise and 14 startling drawings to inspire students to create their own stories. In the book's introduction, readers learn that a writer, ...

Author: Helen Hoffner

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 142063609X

Category: Children

Page: 80

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The book contains lesson plans, worksheets, and book lists which can be used to enhance literacy instruction. All the lessons are linked to McREL standards and benchmarks.

Keywords for Children s Literature

If, in contrast, we seek works that resist metanarratives, then Macaulay's Black and White and Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984) are better candidates for the postmodern picture book, because they do not ...

Author: Philip Nel

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758894

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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This text presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of children's literature.

The Write Genre

Earlier, we suggested that you begin by summarizing familiar stories The Mysteries of Harris Burdick using this “SWBS” format. Now have your students work in pairs to by Chris Van Allsburg is a make up plot summaries for their own ...

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Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551388162

Category: Electronic books

Page: 168

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Mastering Writing at Greater Depth

In the case study below, the teacher used The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg, which was first published in 1984. It is a creative writing resource 35 years old, yet can still be used to great effect in the classroom ...

Author: Adam Bushnell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1529717485

Category: Education

Page: 264

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How do teachers identify the potential for greater depth writing and encourage children to meet their full potential? This book was created by people who are not only passionate about primary education, but who are also leading experts in their own particular areas. They have made use of their wide experience to offer practical guidance on greater depth writing, while underpinning this with theoretical understanding. We hope that reading this book helps you to reflect on what greater depth writing looks like and how you can encourage children to write at greater depth. You will find many suggestions for teaching lessons that encourage children to write at greater depth underpinned by theory.


When Writing Workshop Isn t Working

A very helpful tool for this is a series of posters by Chris Van Allsburg called The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. In these posters, the author of Two Bad Ants and Jumanji creates images that beg to become stories.

Author: Mark Overmeyer

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104046

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Provides practical advice for overcoming common problems associated with teaching writing to students, and offers help in developing vocabulary skills, preparing students for standardized tests, and much more.


Philosophy in Children s Literature

The mysterious nature of its existence, for one. In an introduction, we're told that the fourteen pictures and captions were dropped off at a publishing company by a man named Harris Burdick, who claimed that if the publisher liked them ...

Author: Peter R. Costello

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739168231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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"This book seeks to join the ongoing, interdisciplinary approach to children's literature by means of sustained readings of individual texts by means of important works in the history of philosophy. Its inclusion of authors from both various departments--philosophy, literature, religion, and education--and various countries is an attempt to show how traditional boundaries between disciplines might become more permeable and how philosophy offers important insights to this interdisciplinary, critical conversation"--provided by publisher.