The Death of Yorik Mortwell

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 Yorick (alas!), son of the Gamekeeper at venerable Ravenby Manor, who meets an untimely demise—in chapter one! Worry not, dear reader, for Yorick returns in ghostly form, intent on revenge. In the course of his hauntings, however, ghostly Yorick discovers that all manner of otherworldy creatures inhabit the manor grounds, and that he has a part to play in saving not only his still-living orphan sister but also the manor and everyone in it.

For every young reader who enjoyed the dour dalliance 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375868580
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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. Visit Stephen online at

GRIS GRIMLY can best be described as a storyteller. Through his distinctive style and wide selection of media as an author, illustrator, fine artist, sculptor, and filmmaker, he has captivated a variety of loyal collectors. Primarily known for his dark yet humorous children's books, Gris continues to haunt the imaginations of both young and old. Visit him online at

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Death of Yorik Mortwell 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anything by Gris Grimly its a work of art ! I own almost of his books and I highly recomend this book to everybody !
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Stumbles to main camp.
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Jolted a little