Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey: The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

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Edward Gorey was one of the most creative and unique authors/illustrators of modern times. Few who have seen his work will ever forget it. He had the wisdom and foresight to trust children to “get” what he was writing and drawing and to understand what the phrase “tongue in cheek” means.

Author Lori Mortensen has decided to give young readers the gift of learning about this fascinating man. Illustrator Chloe Bristol does not copy Gorey’s signature style, but instead magically and brilliantly evokes his art in a fresh way. The text is lively and friendly in tone, and children, whether reading it themselves or having it read to them, will find this a fun and interesting book. The author’s note fills in some gaps that can’t be addressed in the text, and it is equally accessible for youngsters.

This book would be great read aloud during class as well as read one-on-one, and it belongs in every classroom and school library. Author biographies in picture book form are difficult to do well, but Mortensen and Bristol have partnered to make this one as good as it gets. Do not miss this book!

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Versify
Publish Date 2020-03-24
ISBN 9780358033684 Buy this Book
Issue May 2020
Category Children's


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