The Definitive Guide to

Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

Written by Lori Mortensen & illustrated by Chloe Bristol
Published by Versify
Goodreads Rating - 4.4 / 5.0
$17.99
List Price
4-7
Target Age
40
Pages
Board
Book Type

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

A beautifully illustrated and lyrical picture-book biography of eccentric and beloved writer and artist Edward Gorey

In this lyrical biography of one of literature’s most creepily creative authors and illustrators, kids will learn about the inspiration behind a generation of creators, from Lemony Snicket to Tim Burton.

Known for, among other things, wearing a large fur coat wherever he went, storyteller Edward Gorey was respected for both his brilliance and his eccentricity. As a child, he taught himself to read and skipped several grades before landing at Harvard (after a brief stint in the army). Then he built a name for himself as a popular book illustrator. After that, he went on to publish well over one hundred of his own books, stories that mingled sweetness and innocence, danger and darkness, all mixed with his own brand of silliness. Illustrated with Gorey-like humor and inspiration by Chloe Bristol, this stunning picture book biography about this beloved creator is the first for children.

What Kind of Book is Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

Book Lists That Include Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

Book Topics › biography and autobiography
Children's Books About Biography And Autobiography
Book Topics › nonfiction
Children's Books About Nonfiction
Book Topics › art
Children's Books About Art
Book Topics › biography
Children's Books About Biography
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

author
Lori Mortensen

Lori Mortensen is an award-winning children’s book author of more than 70 books and over 350 stories and articles. Recent picture book releases include If Wendell Had a Walrus (Henry Holt), Chicken Lily, (Henry Holt), Mousequerade Ball (Bloomsbury) illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Betsy Lewin, and Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range (Clarion, 2016) a sequel to Cowpoke Clyde & Dirty Dawg, one of Amazon’s Best Picture Books of 2013.

When she’s not letting her cat in, or out, or in, she’s tapping away at her computer, conjuring, coaxing, and prodding her latest stories to life. Today, she lives in Northern California with her family and their mega-fluffy cat, Max.

View Author

Who Illustrated Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

illustrator
Chloe Bristol

Chloe Bristol is an animation artist whose work has been featured on Disney Junior and Cartoon Network, among others. She is also the illustrator of the popular Winterhouse series by Ben Guterson. She lives in Southern California.

View Illustrator

What Has Lori Mortensen Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Lori know that you want more details about Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey! Try tweeting Lori on twitter (@lorimortensen).

What Has Chloe Bristol Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Chloe know that you want more details about Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey!

More Books From These Creatives

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

Book Details

ISBN:
9780358033684
Publication Date:
March 24, 2020

Suggested Links