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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  • ISBN-13: 9780375872365
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,198,599
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • 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 August 28, 2014

    Nursery

    The nursery is hidden underground. Its still in the rocky cliff, but the entrence is small. It leads downwards, into what looks like a room in a cave. Its very dim in jere, and very mossy. Fireflies flutter around the ceiling, looking like stars. It smells of warm milk, and a whiff of lavendar.

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