Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

Today would have been Edward Gorey's 88th birthday.
Even Google has chosen to celebrate with the doodle:

Edward Gorey is the true master of the macabre.
One of my all time favorite books, albeit quite macabre, is his book:

The Gashlycrumb Tinies: or, After the Outing

First published in 1963, this book tells the tale of 26 children (each name beginning  with a different letter of the alphabet) and recounts the gory and untimely demise of each one.

This book is sarcastic, morbid, macabre and GOREY. It is wonderful!!
(albeit maybe not really a book to read aloud with your small child)


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