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Title: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick By Chris Van Allsburg


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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick By Chris Van
Allsburg
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The Picture Needs A Descriptive Poem By Tom
Palumbo Author, Yesterday Once Again
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Chris Van Allsburg found a mysterious set of
pictures left in Chris editors office by a man
named Harris Burdick. Mr. Burdick said he had a
fascinating set of stories to go with each
picture and would return shortly with the
stories. Mr. Burdick never returned, so Mr.
VanAllsburg is on two misssions. One misssion is
to find Mr. Burdick. The other mission is to get
children across the country to finish each
pictures story. Our challenge is to describe
each picture through poetry.
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The Visitors
They flew in the window Two by two. Their twinkle
said They had mischief to do.
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Bumps In The Night
The bumps suddenly appear, But only on Friday
night. They keep giving our household A most
terrible fright.
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The Comeback Stone
I threw the skipping stone. The bounces we
counted were three. My sister was amazed when, It
turned around and came back to me.
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A Tight Fit
My little toy boat Just grew and grew. It caused
a major disaster And scared its full crew.
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A Return Trip
The fog is lifting. The children hold tight to
their chair. We are off to another
adventure Straight for the castle in the air.
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A Skaters Past Life
The skates are on a hook To the left of the
basement door. When they are on your feet Youll
see the lives of who wore them before.
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Harp Tales
A magical harp Sang motionless by the
stream. Possessing this prize Was everyones
dream.
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The Vines Have Her
This pictures story is my favorite. It is by far
the very best. You can tell from the vines that
encircle her, Allesan is in for a long, long rest.
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Paris Mission Accomplished
They say this church in Paris. Is where the last
mission was begun. I wonder what great
victories Six other chairs have won.
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Paris Mission Accomplished
They say this church in Paris. Is where the last
mission was begun. I wonder what great
victories Six other chairs have won.
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Wallpaper Birds
Tiny wallpaper birds At first no big deal. When
three flew out the window I knew they were real.
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One Slice Means Danger
She tried to cut the pumpkin With the most caring
of stroke. When she touched the skin A playful
genie awoke.
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It is now your chance For each story to
form. Your poetry can be eight lines, Though four
is the norm.
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Look at each picture that follows and decide on
three themes and three unique titles that might
be developed from examining the illustration.
After listing your themes/titles decide which
theme/title you can be most creative with in a
poetry format.
  • The caterpillars formed their bodies to spell we
    love you in her palm. (A Different Spell)
  • 2. Was the magic gone from her ring? (Ring
    Wonders)
  • 3. Can wishes be blown away? (Do I Believe?)

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