In we celebrate the golden anniversary of the publication of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey’s most iconic alphabet book and likely his best known. In , prolific mid-century illustrator and author Edward Goreypublished an alphabet book so grimly antithetical to the very premise of the. A is for AMY who fell down the stairs. THE GASHLYCRUMB TINIES by Edward Gorey. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. Page 2. TELE. C is for CLARA who.

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This would have been such a funny way to learn the alphabet, although I’d probably be a hypochondriac or a sociopath by now. I really enjoyed the simplistic way that Edward Gorey had written this book as there are mostly about eight to ten words per page making it easier for children to get a grasp on the concept of this book.

This’ll give me nightmares.

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Gorey has cast his readers as the villains knowing that we will draw the events of her demise within our own imaginations. It’s just better not to.

The combination of Gorey’s intricate drawings and his matter of fact dialog just kills me. Y is for Yorick whose head was knocked in. The Vinegar Works 1.

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Second Gorey for me, what an artist I mean, this book is perfect- a perfect cocktail of morbidity, poetry, beautiful art and the funnies. In it edwafd said. By wolf maw and knife they depart from this life, by drowning, falling and decapitation until each one is slewn and their bodies are strewn all about Gorey’s morbid imagination. View all 18 comments. Also, I am horrible Dec 12, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


The doleful moppets made their initial appearance groey Simon and Schuster’s slip-cased publication of The Vinegar Works.

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I have read this book many times, and own it, as you all should. Absurd, the weirdest collection You could quite possibly scar a child for life by making this a bedtime story: Aug 05, Darwin8u rated it really liked it Shelves: For instance, the girl about to die of poisoning is shown sitting down gashlyccrumb her hand on her tummy, making a slightly worried face.

I piccini di Gashlycrumb – Edward Gorey 2 23 Dec 04, View all 46 comments. C is for Clara who wasted away. Please sponsor a case today.

Whether you are hard-core enough to buy a Tinies lunch box and send your kid off to school with it, is strictly up to you. Influenced with Victorian and Edwardian elements, this alphabet book is everything an alphabet book shouldn’t be In later years he illustrated many children’s books by John Bellairs, as well as books in several series begun by Bellairs and continued by other authors after his death.

Every time I read a disturbing book, I’m gripped by the thought of wanting gorej make my future children read it don’t know what that says about me.

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I often give this book to new parents. Jun 18, Mia Bakhthiar rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 18, Kwoomac rated it gashlyctumb was amazing Shelves: The pictures complete the sadistic fun of it.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, the accompanying art only sets the stage for the tragedies. One of the artists that defined the Gothic illustrating style as we know it today. I like to use this book as a barometer of whether or not Gordy can be friends with someone.

Refresh and try again. Anyhow, excellent little weird, creepy, funny book.

B is for Basil assaulted by bears A singsong story by Edward Gorey full of cheerful black and grey illustrations each one of a kid at the moment they did meet a tragic and early termination. But instead of the “A for Apple, B for Ball” we have kids who met their end in various unusual and gruesome ways.

Now, the images are not as graphic as the text implies, although there is one image that details a young girl named Kate being struck by an axe and the image shows a little girl being covered in blood with an axe being embedded into her body.

It has dawned on me that Edward Gorey stole all of my good ideas.

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