Book talk & signing with Chris Van Allsburg, author of
"The Chronicles 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, fourteen great storytellers were invited to spin the tales for "The Chronicles of Harris Burdick", an incredible compendium of stories: mysterious, funny, creepy, poignant, that won’t soon be forgotten
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.
Event will be held at the Main Library
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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