In Person: Chris Van Allsburg and Lemony Snicket

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
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Two of the biggest names in children’s books, Chris Van Allsburg, author of the classic holiday tale, The Polar Express, and Lemony Snicket, aka Daniel Handler, author of the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events novels, will be interviewed by local children’s author Mac Barnett on the new release of The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales!.

Van Allsburg’s book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, was published more than 25 years ago and thousands of schoolchildren have written stories based on its enigmatic illustrations. A favorite of librarians, teachers and children, the book's incredibly provocative illustrations have been brought back to life, accompanied by short stories created by an all-star team of favorite storytellers, from Sherman Alexie to Kate DiCamillo, Stephen King to Louis Sachar, and more, with a new introduction by Lemony Snicket.

A book sale and signing with Readers Bookstore follows the event.

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