Edward Gorey’s mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short. “Sing tirraloo, sing tirralay, The Wuggly Ump lives far away.” That is one of my favorite beginnings to an Edward Gorey book. You just KNOW. In reference to Joey Schuster’s blog about Layla and Hobie, http://joeyschuster. com/node/32, here’s my art connection, from The Wuggly Ump.
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Really loved this one. This story appears in Amphigorey, and is currently in print from Pomegranate Books. Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book.
Caitlin M rated it liked it Apr 15, What is a Wuggly Ump?
Books by Edward Gorey. Nishant rated wugglt liked it Feb 18, John Garvey, was a popular Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was So behave like a little tyrant and everything will turn out OK. No trivia or quizzes yet.
This gives the book a paint by number feel that is appropriate to the story, with the colored areas being flat solid tones which infill elements of the drawings. Or perhaps it’s that life can and will fuck you over no matter how well behaved you are They thought it was great.
From tohe lived in New York City and worked for the Art Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases adding illustrations to the text. Little care was taken to use the infill of color to any great effect.
I was envisioning a cuddly that had come to fill these children’s lives with Joy. Want to Read saving….
THE WUGGLY UMP by Edward Gorey | Kirkus Reviews
May 01, Calista rated edsard it was amazing Shelves: Jul 06, Thao Minh rated it it was amazing. The kids are eaten at the end.
I welcome all discussions, questions, comments and corrections to the information posted. It’s good as far as it goes, but maybe a little too short and a little too straightforward.
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The Wuggly Ump
Return to Book Page. Of course, books by Edward Gorey are rarely happy and carefree. Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: One of his wugglyy was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. The Wuggly Ump Hardcover Short tale, told in rhyming couplets, and with colour illustrations, and aimed at kids as well as adults.
A gkrey sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity. This is one of my favorites of Edward’s.
Published as a hardcover book with a matching dust jacket in by J. Edward Goreys mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short when the mysterious Wuggly Ump hurtles from its den in search of tasty tots.
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Reread in Amphigorey ; reviewing separately.