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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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mar 01, Desiree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I don’t really understand why wugglh creature that likes to eat inanimate objects would suddenly have a craving for flesh of young humans but whatever.

What’s upm to like? One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorites of Edward’s. Great use of color and I hope somebody out there has a tattoo of the final illustration. Gorey has been creating for John Ciardi’s books.

Emma rated it it was amazing Nov 05, To ask other readers questions about The Wuggly Umpplease sign up. The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey.

Sep 02, Quitealice rated it liked it. This ogrey used an interior illustration and standardized type on the cover and is not nearly as attractive a book as the first edition. The illustrations are simple, colorful, and resemble the happy drawings Mr.


Posted by ampootozote at 6: 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 wugly Chicago ineventually becoming a professional illustrator.

Ramey Fights rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Return to Book Page. Published September 1st by Pomegranate Communications first published I’m not entirley sure what the moral of this story is but I think it’s that if you’re a kid who behaves, eats all your dinner and say your prayers before bedtime a hideous monster will arrive at your front door and eat you.

The Wuggly Ump

The Wuggly Ump is actually a rather large fellow with jagged teeth that likes to snack on umbrella’s, doorknobs 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.

Nishant rated it liked it Feb 18, Reread in Amphigorey eddard reviewing separately.

Such terrible, awful, monstrous edwaard can happen on such normal seeming days! However we all know that in Edward Gorey’s world children are not permitted to live a long happy life so along comes the Wuggly Ump to devour them whole.


This is a spot where I post photos and personal observations on pieces from my Edward Gorey collection. Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 30, Benja rated it liked it. Really loved this one. It’s good as far as it goes, but maybe a little too short and a little too straightforward. So behave like a little tyrant and everything will turn out OK.

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

THE WUGGLY UMP by Edward Gorey | Kirkus Reviews

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. Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. But the Wuggly Ump has left its den and is heading their way Want to Read saving….

Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 thr 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet Aug 28, Penny Candy Books rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is pretty simple and it is for kids.