As I recall, there was almost no text — just illustrations depicting a scene, and your imagination made up the rest.

One page I can clearly recall: an empty bedroom with a crack in the ceiling. There are claws coming out of the cracks.... Freaked me right out as a lad!


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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg?

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    Welcome to SciFi.SE. Could you edit in some details to motivate why you think your answer is what the OP is looking for?
    – fez
    Commented Jul 23, 2021 at 20:55
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    I looked through this one, and there are no pictures that match the description of claws coming through a crack in a ceiling. (Or even any part of that.)
    – DavidW
    Commented Jul 23, 2021 at 21:18

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