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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Goreyana: The Wuggly Ump

The Wuggly Ump Hardcover Short tale, told in rhyming couplets, and with colour illustrations, and aimed at kids as well as adults. Edwarr hell froze over and pigs flew Seuss in The Wuggly Umpin which three children are visited by the titular creature, of which fantastic and slightly unsettling tales are rumored think Carroll’s Snark.

Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anna rated it liked it Jan 21, Monday, December 1, The Wuggly Ump. There are 3 kids and the rhyme shows them and this monster who gets closer and closer.

The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey

Aug 28, Penny Candy Books rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s good as far as it goes, but maybe a little too short and a little too straightforward. Sep 02, Quitealice rated it liked it.

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. Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet Of course, books by Edward Gorey are rarely happy and carefree. I don’t really understand why a creature that likes to eat inanimate objects would suddenly have a craving for flesh of young humans but w When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”.


Seuss meets Edgar Allen Poe?

This follows a group of happy little children, as groey weave chains of flowers and eat their bread and milk. About Me ampootozote View my complete profile.

Trivia About The Wuggly Ump. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 Really loved this one.

The Wuggly Ump

His father was briefly a journalist. Caitlin M rated it liked it Apr 15, We were all rolling with laughter at the end.

Jul 30, Benja rated it liked it. Mar 01, Desiree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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.


The Wuggly Ump is actually a rather large fellow with jagged teeth that likes to snack on umbrella’s, doorknobs Published as a hardcover book with a matching dust jacket in by J. He attended a variety of local grade fhe and then the Francis W. The kids are eaten at the end. Newer Post Older Post Home. A breezy sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity.

Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about The Wuggly Umpplease sign up. It happens to the best of us, kids. This reprint used an interior illustration and standardized type on the cover and is not nearly as attractive a book as the first edition. They thought it was great.

Duggly illustrations are simple, colorful, and resemble the happy drawings Mr. My first and favorite Edward Gorey book. Ramey Fights rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Lady Strange rated it really liked it Nov 08, Return to Book Page.

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