Summer Reading: The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

23 Jul

I have had the great pleasure of getting to read quite a bit this summer. Something I don’t always have the to luxury of doing for long stretches of time during the school year. Sean and I also got Library cards! It’s so nice to get to choose books and not be afraid you’re not going to like it after paying a pretty penny for it.

If you are looking for some excellent and fun summer reading of your own I would highly recommend The Chronicles of Harris Burdick. This is a compilation of 14 short stories by a pretty impressive list of well known authors all focusing around Chris Van Allsburg’s illustrations. If you’re not familiar with Chris Van Allsburg, he’s the author/illustrator of Jumanji and The Polar Express. Ring a bell? His drawings are magical, and this book truly capitalizes on the mystery of his illustrations with the quirky and captivating stories that accompany each one.

Do you have a favorite Chris Van Allsburg book or favorite summer read? I’d love to hear about it!

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