Friday, December 20, 2013
Best Reads of 2013 (8th in a Series)
The illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's wordless and nearly wordless books are so evocative, you can't help trying to figure out what happens next. Hollywood certainly couldn't resist pulling out all the special effects stops for The Polar Express and Jumanji.
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick proved irresistible to the imaginations of 14 authors, including Stephen King, Gregory Maguire, and Kate DiCamillo. Working from the titles and captions in the picture book, they created 14 short stories for The Chronicles of Harris Burdick (cover art caption: "Even with her mighty engines in reverse, the ocean liner was pulled further and further into the canal.")