The Chronicles of Harris Burdick (Autumn: Fiction)

Thirty years ago a man called at Peter Wenders’ publishing office, introducing himself as Harris Burdick. Mr. Burdick explained that he had written fourteen stories and had drawn many pictures for each one. He’d brought with him just one drawing from each story, to see if Wenders liked his work. Peter Wenders was fascinated by the drawings. He told Burdick he would like to read the stories that went with them as soon as possible. The artist agreed to bring the stories the next morning. He left the fourteen drawings with Wenders. But he never returned. To this day, Harris Burdick remains a complete mystery.


For many years, readers have been puzzling over the fascinating illustrations of Harris Burdick. And now, 14 best-selling authors and imaginative storytellers attempt to solve the perplexing mysteries of Harris Burdick.


After studying the short stories in, The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Year 6 will write their own short story based on one of the pictures from the original book.