Edward Gorey Holiday Gift Set
Includes a copy of Nonsense!: The Curious Story of Edward Gorey by Chloe Bristol, The Fantod Pack (Tarot Pack) by Edward Gorey, and Coloring Book by Edward Gorey. Perfect for your favorite Gorey fan!
Nonsense!: The Curious Story of Edward Gorey by Chloe Bristol
A beautifully illustrated and lyrical picture-book biography of eccentric and beloved writer and artist Edward Gorey
In this lyrical biography of one of literature’s most creepily creative authors and illustrators, kids will learn about the inspiration behind a generation of creators, from Lemony Snicket to Tim Burton.
Known for, among other things, wearing a large fur coat wherever he went, storyteller Edward Gorey was respected for both his brilliance and his eccentricity. As a child, he taught himself to read and skipped several grades before landing at Harvard (after a brief stint in the army). Then he built a name for himself as a popular book illustrator. After that, he went on to publish well over one hundred of his own books, stories that mingled sweetness and innocence, danger and darkness, all mixed with his own brand of silliness. Illustrated with Gorey-like humor and inspiration by Chloe Bristol, this stunning picture book biography about this beloved creator is the first for children.
The Fantod Pack (Tarot Pack) by Edward Gorey
Twenty (2 x 4 in.) cards and a 32-page interpretive booklet in a decorative box. Box size is 3 1/16 x 5 5/16 x in. Edward Gorey’s version of a tarot card deck.
Coloring Book by Edward Gorey
Edward Gorey is famous for masterful pen-and-ink crosshatched drawings and ironic, offbeat humor. He won critical acclaim and an avid worldwide following during his prolific career. He produced more than one hundred illustrated works, created prize-winning set and costume designs for Broadway shows, published numerous illustrations for a variety of publications, and illustrated the works of many well-known authors, including Raymond Chandler, T. S. Eliot, Gilbert & Sullivan, Edward Lear, Bram Stoker, John Updike, and Virginia Woolf.
With his enigmatic and often darkly humorous tales full of eccentrics, Gorey left his unique stamp on American art and culture. Bats, cats, and men in fur coats make frequent appearances in his artwork, as do exotic and quirky creatures known only in the trademark crosshatched drawings emanating from his pen. All of Gorey’s characters inhabit an enigmatic, often vaguely Edwardian world, where human foibles and frailties are deftly assuaged by witty flights of fantasy.