The Gashlycrumb Tinies

The Gashlycrumb Tinies

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by Edward Gorey
     
 

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A new, small-format edition of one of Edward Gorey’s “dark masterpieces of surreal morality” (Vanity Fair): a witty, disquieting journey through the alphabet.

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A new, small-format edition of one of Edward Gorey’s “dark masterpieces of surreal morality” (Vanity Fair): a witty, disquieting journey through the alphabet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151003082
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Peter Weed Books Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
93,473
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.

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Gashlycrumb Tinies 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
allebarim_mirkat More than 1 year ago
It is fantabulous! I accidental found this book one day while with some friends and just had to have.... Its morbidity is so odd that is somewhat comforting... It reminded me of the creepy old stories/nusrey rhimes that my grandaparents would tell. Great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first when you read this book you are shocked by some of the things they said, but the second, third, and so on and so on, it is the funniest thing ever! It is an excellent balance between dark and funny! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
A is for Amy who fell dwn the stairs.B is for Basil assaulted by bears...how can you not love it? This is killer! literally! Mr. Gorey's alphabet is amazing, with neato, groovy pictures, boss poetry, and an all around macabre, killer, spooky feel to it. I am gonna use this to teach my kids the alphabet, that is assuming i ever have kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This freakish view of our ABC's boldly takes on the task of turning a variety of 26 fictional children's deaths into a warped side-spitter. I'd say task well accomplished Mr. Gorey! Laughter from death is truly a feat and the master of mortuaries Edward Gorey pulls it off beautifully with a combination of sadistic surprizes and illustrations with 'Gore' to boot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edward gorey is a genius, this book contains a perfect mix of magnifecent, and macabe. i would recamend this book to anyone with a dark sence of humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a teen and the Gashlyrumb Tinies are fantastic. I read this book and after doing so I bought a copy for myself. This book is so original and ulike all the other childrens books out there, it is great. It makes you laugh and best of all it is for all ages. Im sure that kids will enjoy it just as much as their parents and grandparents!! F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edward Gorey has outdone himself agian with an excellent book. My friends love this bbok so much!!!! we rewrote it to include names of all the people we wish this would happen to!! tee hee
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one I am soon adding to my collection of Gorey books. Gorey adds just enough morbism and just enough humor to make this book a must have. I just returned the library's copy and I am soon to go out and buy my own!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great dark( and some rather grim) versions on contemporay rhymes. The art work by Gorey is wonderful, full of detail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the more delectable bits of Gorey's morbid mind. Something to remind the kiddies of what happens to the naughty ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible. The first time I picked it up as a child was the greatest day of my life, I have gotten a copy to have as an adult. I like to think of it as a way to unwind after a particularly difficult day and enter the mind of someone who seems more demented than even me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't believe how much i loved this morbid little look at the alphabet and the tragidies of the children inside...the best part is...it all rhymes. a beautifully written 'goth' sort of picture book...I'll never sell it or part with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend's mom bought this book a few years ago. Whenever I go to their house, I always pick it up to flip through it again. Yes, it's sick and twisted, but it's also hilarious-something you don't want to miss.
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My daughter purchased this for her older brother as a coffee table book. It was a quick read that made us laugh.
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MadWorld More than 1 year ago
Edward Gorey is a literary and artistic mastermind! Tops to him and all of his wonderful works!
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