In we celebrate the golden anniversary of the publication of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey’s most iconic alphabet book and likely his best known. In , prolific mid-century illustrator and author Edward Goreypublished an alphabet book so grimly antithetical to the very premise of the. A is for AMY who fell down the stairs. THE GASHLYCRUMB TINIES by Edward Gorey. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. Page 2. TELE. C is for CLARA who.

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Poem: The Gashlycrumb Tinies

I have read this book many times, and own it, as you all should. Whether you are hard-core enough to buy a Tinies lunch box and send your kid off to school edwadd it, is strictly up to you. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Quick, simple, and simply hilarious, it’s enjoyable n “N is for Eddard who died of ennui. I bought copies and sent one to a friend, another to my 8-year old grandson who kept looking at me while he read it The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a work of utterly fantastic macabre hilarity.

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This is probably my favorite of Edward’s so far! Want to Read saving…. Jul 17, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 02, Anca rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a gofey apparently for children it is NOT that, with quite a morbid sense of humor, teaches the alphabet.


Second Gorey for me, what an artist And as I figured, his weird awesomeness is breathtaking. Sep 01, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And I am a teacher.

Gorey has cast his readers as the villains knowing that we will draw the events of her demise within our own imaginations. Edward Gorey’s Best Book Jackets Edward Gorey was also a master of color, as he proved repeatedly with his book jacket designs.

Far from illustrating the dramatic and fantastical childhood nightmares, these scenarios instead poke fun at the banal paranoias that come as a part of parenting. This collection of rebound Gorey-authored books are produced by Dallas, Texas book artist Patrice Miller.

tijies Robin Hoffman said it best: Gorey tells the tale of 26 children each representing a letter of the alphabet and their untimely deaths in rhyming dactylic couplets, accompanied by the author’s distinctive black and white illustrations.

Anyhow, excellent little weird, creepy, funny book.

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I mean, this book is perfect- a perfect cocktail of gashljcrumb, poetry, beautiful art and the funnies. As if to say, am I allowed to laugh at this? However, the accompanying art only sets the stage for the tragedies. This would have been such a funny way to learn the alphabet, although I’d probably be a hypochondriac or a sociopath by now.

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It’s one of those books you cackle maniacally over while flipping through it after a run-in at the local Mega-Mart with some snot-nosed brat screeching and howling because Mommy wouldn’t let him get that ridiculously expensive new toy or some treat with 20, grams of sugar. Feb 01, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is one of Edward Gorey’s best-known books, and is the most notorious amongst his roughly half-dozen mock alphabets.


No story, just an alphabet of unfort I read this years and years ago, but since I just re-read it – it takes about ten minutes – I’ll put it on my count for I often give this book to new parents.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Given the alphabetic diversity of my friends’ names, I think I should write a piece myself! Now, the images are not as graphic as the text implies, although there is one image that details a young girl named Kate being struck by an axe and the image shows a little girl being covered in blood with an axe being embedded into her body. May 14, Emm – Stories for Ghouls rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t know why I do this to myself.

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