The Death of Yorik Mortwell

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Inspired by the artwork of Edward Gorey, Windblowne author Stephen Messer delivers a mock-Gothic tale about poor Yorik (alas!), who meets an untimely demise—in Chapter One.

Worry not, Dear Reader, for Yorik returns in ghostly form, intent on revenge. In the course of his hauntings of venerable Ravenby Manor, Yorik discovers that all sorts of otherworldy creatures inhabit the manor grounds, and that he has a part to play in saving not only his ...

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Overview

Inspired by the artwork of Edward Gorey, Windblowne author Stephen Messer delivers a mock-Gothic tale about poor Yorik (alas!), who meets an untimely demise—in Chapter One.

Worry not, Dear Reader, for Yorik returns in ghostly form, intent on revenge. In the course of his hauntings of venerable Ravenby Manor, Yorik discovers that all sorts of otherworldy creatures inhabit the manor grounds, and that he has a part to play in saving not only his orphan sister, but also the manor and everyone in it.

For every young reader who enjoyed the dour delights of A Series of Unfortunate Events, here is Stephen Messer's playful homage to the poor orphans of Charles Dickens, the bleak poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, and the exaggerated characters of Roald Dahl—brought to macabre life by illustrator Gris Grimly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375872365
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,250,884
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Late at night, through a hidden window, the ghost of STEPHEN MESSER can be seen typing away in his study, high up in the haunted manor he shares with his wife in Durham, North Carolina. In a past life, Stephen was the author of Windblowne.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    GRIS GRIMLY ITS AN AWESOME ARTIST !

    Anything by Gris Grimly its a work of art ! I own almost of his books and I highly recomend this book to everybody !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    A cat nips

    Nips shadowkit on the neck killing him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Greystorm

    One more time silverstream push

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Starkit and fawnkit

    Starkit paws at moonkits ear then runs to lunarkit
    Fawnkit joins the pile

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Silverstream and co

    SILVERSTREAM pushed again but this time a tiny little brown she kit came out. THE KITS started to play with a moss ball.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Fiercefire are you on

    !!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Riverkit

    Jolted a little

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Soulkit

    Still does not wanna see things again so goes bavk to slep after she suckled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Galaxykit

    Walks to main camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Stormpaw to Fiercefire

    Congradulations!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Frcefire

    None of my kits died cause none wandered off if you posted some where else and didnt say you sneaked off you are not dead

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Shadowkit

    Died

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Shadowlily

    Pads over. Congrats on the kits. They are beautiful. ( thamks for using my name suggestion.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    To feircefire

    Cosmos or cosmo kit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Please oh please

    Can i rp silverkit?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Riverkit

    Mewled nudging for milk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Duskkit

    Stumbles to main camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Flamestar

    Slides in to the nursery and says congratulations stormsky

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Skykit

    She mews softly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Sunpelt and Pebblekit ooc

    How about Galaxykit,Sunkit,Starkit,Moonkit,Saturnkit,Venuskit,Marskit,Earthkit,Plutokit,Jupiterkit,Nightkit,Cometkit,Mercurykit,Asteroidkit,Solarkit,Meteorkit,or Rocketkit? XD Can't believe I came up with all of those! :-0 :D I love them all,but Cometkit is one of my favorites! :-)

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