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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I was envisioning a cuddly that had come to fill these children’s lives with Joy.

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His father was briefly a journalist. Nora rated it really liked it Dec 14, Want to Read saving….

Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: I let the kids read this one and they laughed and laughed at it. This was actually a story in color. Books by Edward Gorey. John Garvey, was a popular Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was Aug 15, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: Edward Goreys mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short when the mysterious Wuggly Ump hurtles from its den in search of tasty tots.


Sep wugly, Quitealice rated it liked it. Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. This gives the book a paint by number feel that is appropriate to the story, with the colored areas being flat solid tones which infill elements of the drawings.

They thought it was great. This follows a group of happy little children, as they weave chains of flowers and eat their bread and milk. Published September 1st by Pomegranate Communications first published When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edwzrd Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Emma rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was printed on very inexpensive acidic paper and is quite fragile now. Ya siento que lo voy a volver a leer varias veces. It happens to the best of us, kids. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 01, Desiree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Nishant rated it liked it Feb wgugly, Monday, December 1, The Wuggly Ump.


He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis Groey.

The Wuggly Ump

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Of course, books by Edward Gorey are rarely happy and carefree. May 09, Sulis Peri Hutan rated it liked it. 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. There are 3 kids and the rhyme shows them and this monster who gets closer and closer.

Aug 28, Penny Candy Books rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about The Wuggly Umpplease sign up.

THE WUGGLY UMP by Edward Gorey | Kirkus Reviews

A great and fun little story. A breezy sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity. Reread in Amphigorey ; reviewing separately.