Chris Van Allsburg is the incredible creator of such works including (but not limited to) The Polar Express, The Z was Zapped and one of our personal favorites–
Oh, my mouth waters, oh delicate morsels–
Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
This week's challenge honors the incredible and edible work of Mr. Chris Van So-Good-It-Stings Allsburg. But there is a twist.
Writers – Below is an image from Chris Van Allsburg's children's book Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Write us one sentence of a story giving the reader only a taste of what has happened/is going to happen in this image. Remember, you want to leave the reader wondering what will happen so don't give too much away! Only intrigue.
Artists - Below is a one-sentence-story from Allsburg's Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Doodle up an image (or a series of images) that describe what you see as happening in these words:
He swung his lantern three times and slowly the schooner appeared.
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, June 14 2011. The winners will be announced on Friday, June 18, 2011.
With your submission please put in the subject line "Mysteries of Juniper Tree Challenge Submission".
You can submit your work as a word document or directly in the email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please forgive us in advance if we don't write back to you immediately. Tex is fairly anal about reading and viewing everything we get. With your submission please tell us a little bit about yourself.
For the rest of the guidelines and what should not be submitted, go to our Submit Work page.