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.

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.

30 Graphic Organizers for Reading Graphic Organizers to Improve Literacy Skills

(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 they have ...

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ISBN: 9781425893910

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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.

The Seven Chairs

Maryann Kovalski's exquisite illustrations are the perfect complement to this remarkable story. Through her meticulous research and imaginative execution of the art, she is able to offer an additional and integral piece of the puzzle.

Author: Helen Lanteigne

Publisher: Key Porter Kids

ISBN: 9781550139594

Category: Chairs

Page: 24

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"In his life he made seven chairs. The first chair, made when he was a boy, was a small three-legged stool. It wobbled. When it was done he put it in front of the hearth fire. It became the property of the calico cat." - The Seven Chairs So begins the simple and moving story of a chairmaker and the many lives he touched with his work. Helen Lanteigne's spare and evocative prose has the timeless quality of a classic story. Through her carefully chosen words, she allows each of the seven chairs to take on a life of it's own, and what we see is limited only by our own imaginations. Maryann Kovalski's exquisite illustrations are the perfect complement to this remarkable story. Through her meticulous research and imaginative execution of the art, she is able to offer an additional and integral piece of the puzzle.

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

... to type and purpose of writing). (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: 1425893945

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.

Ben s Dream

On a terrifically rainy day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of the world, half submerged in flood water.

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395874707

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Imaginative pen-and-ink drawings and text by the Caldecott medal-winning creator of The Polar Express follow a boy on an around-the-world voyage when he falls asleep while studying for a geography exam. Reprint.

The Imaginaries

From mermaids and giant flowers to magical robes and mysterious characters, this full-color collection of old and new art from Emily Winfield Martin will inspire the artist and writer in you!

Author: Emily Winfield Martin

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553511041

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Best-selling author/illustrator of The Wonderful Things You Will Be, Emily Winfield Martin, shares her "Imaginaries": paintings from over the last ten years, captioned with one enigmatic sentence, designed to inspire. From mermaids and giant flowers to magical robes and mysterious characters, this full-color collection of old and new art from Emily Winfield Martin will inspire the artist and writer in you! Each glorious image is given a mysterious or magical one-line caption--the beginning of a story, or maybe the middle--you imagine the rest. The captions are hand-written on vintage scraps of paper, envelopes, postcards and more. Akin to the Chris van Allsburg book The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The Imaginairies is destined to become a cult classic in its own right. The book is unjacketed with foil and a matte finish on the cover; a treasure to keep and display and pore over for years.

Children s Literature Review

... Myna Bird Mystery ( Berna ) 19 : 40 Myself and I ( St . John ) 46 : 110 The
Mysteries of Harris Burdick ( Van Allsburg ) 13 : 209 Mysteries of Migration (
McClung ) 11 : 194 Mysteries of Outer Space ( Branley ) 13 : 50 Mysteries of the
Satellites ...

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ABC Dream

Each page is dedicated to a letter, and clever alliterations are packed into each ink-and-watercolor spread. This gem comes to us from Kim Krans, the creator of The Wild Unknown—a lifestyle website offering prints, calendars, and more.

Author: Kim Krans

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553539310

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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This stunning and innovative alphabet picture book will dazzle little ones and engage the adults who share it with them! Each page is dedicated to a letter, and clever alliterations are packed into each ink-and-watercolor spread. This gem comes to us from Kim Krans, the creator of The Wild Unknown—a lifestyle website offering prints, calendars, and more.

It s a mystery

How is The Mysteries of Harris Burdick similar to "Some One"? 2. Which of the
solutions in "Ask the Experts" seems most likely to you? Why? ?♢ 3. What are
three characteristics common to all the drawings in The Mysteries of Harris
Burdick?

Author: Scholastic Inc

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ISBN: 9780590547901

Category: Language arts (Elementary)

Page: 62

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Children s Literature

Surrealist qualities of a more unsettling sort are to be found , however , in The
Mysteries of Harris Burdick ( fig . 2 ) . Van Allsburg ' s startling intrusion of an
ocean liner into a canal that I referred to at the beginning of this essay bears a
family ...

Author: Francelia Butler

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Category: Children's literature

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Activities for an Interactive Classroom

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick ” One day in my writing class , thirty seconds
before the bell was to ring to signal the start of the period , a student rushed to my
desk with a book in her hand and said excitedly , “ Here ! Look at this ! " She
shoved ...

Author: Jeffrey N. Golub

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 143

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Focusing particularly on student writing, this book describes the principles of an interactive classroom and presents specific activities which adhere to those principles. Acknowledging that such classrooms require that the students feel comfortable with each other, the book details several activities that help to build a positive classroom climate. The book uses classroom vignettes to illustrate the characteristics of the interactive classroom--authentic communication; collaborative learning; and the teacher as designer and director of instructional activities, among them. Chapters in the book are: (1) Principles of an Interactive Classroom; (2) Establishing a Positive Classroom Climate; (3) Establishing a Classroom Community and Context for Writing; (4) Creative Writing Activities; (5) Descriptive Writing Activities; (6) Developing Voice and Tone; (7) Narrative Writing Activities; (8) Speaking of Literature; (9) Three Interactive Projects; (10) Computers and English Instruction; and (11) Talking on the Spur of the Modem. (NKA)

Mystery and Detection

Of special interest to art and mystery fans is his work The Mysteries of Harris
Burdick . Mr . Van Allsburg ' s artistic conceit is that a mysterious man by the
name of Harris Burdick one day walked into a publisher ' s office with a portfolio
of ...

Author: Jerry D. Flack

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

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Category: Education

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Suggests educational activities for gifted students based on reading mysteries

Inviting Children s Responses to Literature

Guides to 57 Notable Books Amy A. McClure, Janice V. Kristo. Plot Summary
Teaching Suggestions The Mysteries of Horris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg. The
Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. ISBN 0-395-35393-9.
o ...

Author: Amy A. McClure

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

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Category: Children

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Intended to encourage teachers and students to take a fresh look at children's literature, this practical collection of ideas offers plot summaries and suggests teaching strategies for 57 notable children's books. Books in the collection were chosen "outstanding trade books" by a National Council of Teachers of English committee on trade books. Selections in the collection include poetry, historical fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, folktales, picture books, biographies, and nonfiction. Included in the collection are works by Mary Hoffman, Ken Kesey, Arnold Lobel, Karen Lynn Williams, James Howe, and Avi. Each of the 57 response guides is composed of four sections: suggested grade levels, a plot summary, teaching suggestions, and a list of related books. Teaching strategies presented in the collection offer a wide range of possibilities, from dramatization to storymapping to journal writing--the focus is on stimulating critical thinking that leads readers to new insights. (NKA)

NM OF FLASH

In one of his books , The Mysteries of Harris Burdick , he presents an amazing
concept which was silently to become the foundation that I'd been looking for to
start building my work upon . The story is about a man named Harris Burdick who
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Author: DAVIES

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781903450031

Category: Science

Page: 525

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"New Masters of Flash" is a global showcase and practical tutorial. Twenty of the planet's best Flash designers share influences, ideas and objectives in introductory essays. They take the reader through a step-by-step tutorial explaining how to create in Flash 5 the interfaces, applications and effects they have made famous.

Language arts

SESTERSON HARRIS BURDICK gether into a whole that is much greater than
the sum of its parts . Van Allsburg ' s ... There is the mystery of Harris Burdick
himself , the fourteen drawings — each with a single caption , and further
mysteries ...

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The Horn Book Magazine

... this travelogue storybook will appeal to slightly older audiences . Like Van
Allsburg ' s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick ( Houghton ) it suggests innumerable
possibilities for classroom use . Move over , Charles Kuralt , Stringbean is coming
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Once Upon a Time

Houghton , 1981 . The Mysteries of Harris Burdick . Houghton , 1984 . The Polar
Express . Houghton , 1985 . The Stranger . Houghton , 1986 . Two Bad Ants .
Houghton , 1988 . The Wreck of the Zephyr . Houghton , 1983 . The Z Was
Zapped .

Author: Carol Otis Hurst

Publisher: Tabor Pub

ISBN: 9781559243247

Category: Reference

Page: 360

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