Edward Gorey’s mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short. “Sing tirraloo, sing tirralay, The Wuggly Ump lives far away.” That is one of my favorite beginnings to an Edward Gorey book. You just KNOW. In reference to Joey Schuster’s blog about Layla and Hobie, http://joeyschuster. com/node/32, here’s my art connection, from The Wuggly Ump.

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This is one of my favorites of Edward’s. Don’t open the door for strangers. This follows a group of happy little children, as they weave chains of flowers and eat their bread and milk.

My first and favorite Edward Gorey book. This book is printed in three colors like The Bug Bookbut the colors were added at the printing stage and not on the original artwork.

Only Edward Gorey knew for sure, but this is the only book that this rare creature appears in.

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The Wuggly Ump

Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Published September 1st by Pomegranate Communications first published About Me ampootozote View my complete profile. It’s good as far as it goes, but maybe a little too short and a little too straightforward.

Reread in Amphigorey ; reviewing separately. Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Then hell froze over and pigs flew Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St.

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This story appears in Amphigorey, and is currently in print from Pomegranate Books. Nishant rated it liked it Feb 18, I welcome all discussions, questions, comments and corrections to the information posted.

Ya siento que lo voy a volver a leer varias veces. A great and fun little story. Dec 25, Halah Ahmad rated it really liked it. Seuss evward The Wuggly Umpin which three children are visited by the titular creature, of which fantastic and slightly unsettling tales are rumored think Carroll’s Snark. Dec 07, Cooper Renner rated it really liked it.

Ritney Biscuit rated it liked it Sep 15, Um I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”. Emma rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Sep 02, Quitealice rated it liked it.

THE WUGGLY UMP by Edward Gorey | Kirkus Reviews

Little care was taken to use the infill of color to any great effect. One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who hhe a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. Although he would frequently state that his formal art training was “negligible”, Gorey studied art for one semester at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago ineventually becoming a professional illustrator.

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The kids are eaten at the end.

Meanwhile a group of children are playing merrily in the fields, weaving daisy chains and generally enjoying life. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I don’t really understand why a creature that likes to eat inanimate objects would suddenly have a craving for flesh of young humans but w When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”.

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