Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chronicles of Harris Burdick

Exciting news from writer Cory Doctorow, author of young adult novel Little Brother. Doctorow is also a blogger at Boing Boing:

"(October 25 marked) the publication of The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, an anthology of short stories inspired by The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, a much-loved book of illustrations and titles for short stories that never existed. For decades, writers young and old have produced their own stories to accompany the illustrations.

Houghton Mifflin commissioned a variety of writers to write "official" young adult stories to go with these evocative images. The roster of contributors includes Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, 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 -- and me! (I wrote a story about interdimensional travel to go with "Another Time, Another Place")."

The Merrimack Public Library owns a copy of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, which you can find in the children's room. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick is on order and should arrive soon.

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