Chris Van Allsburg

discusses

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

with LOIS LOWRY and ROGER SUTTON

$5 tickets are on sale now

Date

Oct
28
Friday
October 28, 2011
6:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store is delighted to host award-winning children's book author and illustrator CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG for a presentation of the new story collection, The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, together with contributor LOIS LOWRY and children's book editor ROGER SUTTON.

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, originally published in 1984, was a collection of unrelated (except through Chris Van Allsburg's distinctive style) black-and-white illustrations, each accompanied by a title and a single line of text. The images beg explanation and thousands of children have been inspired to weave their own stories to go with these enigmatic pictures.

In The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, some of our very best storytellers have tried their hands at their version of these tales, with results at once mysterious, funny, creepy, and poignant.
 
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, 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.

Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine.

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978.

Though online ticket sales have ended, tickets can still be purchased at Harvard Book Store and by phone at 617-661-1515.

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand Crimson Corner on the right side of the street and Curious George book shop on the left side of the street. Keeping the newsstand to your right, proceed along Brattle St. (you will pass the restaurant Tory Row). Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe, Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and Harvard Square Optical, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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