The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story. A fictional editor's note tells of an encounter with an author and illustrator named Harris Burdick, who provided the images and captions as samples, each from a different picture book he had written. He left with a promise to deliver the complete m...more
Este es un libro con micro cuentos increíbles, acompañados de ilustraciones asombrosas. Todo me dejó perplejo, las 14 historias y los 14 dibujos. Todo es maravilloso.
Me fascinó como con esto tu imaginación trabaja el doble y empiezas a pensar el por qué de casa situación ocurrida en el libro. De como se llegó a ese punto y de que es lo qué está pasando en realidad.
Desde los títulos de las historias hasta los cuidados en los detalles de las ilustraciones. Un libro encantador que tan ...more
The premise of this book is explained by a fictional backstory about drawings from a puzzling artist who never provides the stories for each illustration. Therefore, it's up to each reader to provide the possibilities and each of us could ...more
It's introduction is somewhat apocryphal: the author is not the actual author but merely a messenger of sorts. Chris Van Allsburg discovered the set of drawings whilst visiting the home of Peter Wenders. Thirty years ago (as of 1984), these drawings were presented to Peter Wenders by a man named Harris Burdick with the intent of publishing 14 stories for a children's book. Harris Bur ...more
It's by Chris Van Allsburg whose name you may have seen with regard to Jumanji, The Polar Express, Zathura, and several other amazing books. He is known for his incredible illustrations and wildly imaginative stories. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick is no different.
The idea is t ...more
And, I realized this book is created by the same author as Jumanji and the drawings are quite similar. Let me stop thinking about this.
I figured this book because of an antho ...more
I still think it's a brilliant idea but my kid got totally annoyed and frustrated when I tried to get him to make up stories to go with the pictures. I realize that's our issue not Van Allsburg's of course.
That being said, the illustrations ...more
Comprised of 14 illustrations juxtaposed with a mystery sentence:
eg. Archie Smith, Boy Wonder....A tiny voice asked, "Is he the one?"
Under the Rug....Two weeks passed and it happened again.
I might use this book or something similar in workshops to inspire creativity....especially with adults!
I read it when I was 9 or 10 years old for a school project. I remember being really creeped out by the pictures, but also really fascinated. I recently discovered it again, and it's just as eerie as I remember it to be. Each one is creepy and strange and there's so much ambiguity and ah. So cool. So much imagination. I love it.
The pictures vary from humorous, shocking, mysterious and frightening which elicit strong feelings from the ...more
The brilliance of anything someone recommends is that there is the slim chance you might just have that little connection when you both love it as much as one another. It’s something that is surprisingly rare but when it happens, it’s a joy. Not only do you get the experience of the recommended item but also the shared connection. When this happens with a book it is all the more rewarding for all the reasons that lead us as adults to love book ...more
Chris Van Allsburg had done a magnifi ...more
|What's the Name o...: children's book from the 80's; sort of a story starter book that showed pictures and gave a line from a story for kids to finish [s]||6||18||Feb 05, 2014 03:45PM|
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Chris’s paternal grandfather, Peter, owned and operated a creamery, a place where milk was turned into butter, cream, cottage cheese, and ice cream. It was named East End Creamery and after they bottled the milk (and made the ot ...more