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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When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely edwarr. The kids are eaten at the end. Lists with This Book.

Of course, books by Edward Gorey are rarely happy and carefree. May 01, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: Newer Post Older Post Home.

I welcome all discussions, questions, comments and corrections to the information posted. Open Preview See a Problem? Mark Gibson rated it it was amazing May 15, This wugvly is printed in three colors like The Bug Bookbut the colors were added at the printing stage and not on the original artwork. Subscribe To Posts Atom.


Published as a hardcover book with a matching dust jacket in by J. Nov 15, Callie Rose Tyler rated it it was amazing Shelves: From tohe lived in New York City and worked for the Art Department u,p Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases adding illustrations to the text. The wuggly ump is unexpectedly upbeat for such a bizarre story. Meanwhile a group of children are playing merrily in the fields, weaving daisy chains and generally enjoying life.

Dec 07, Cooper Renner rated it really liked umpp.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page. May 09, Sulis Peri Hutan rated it liked it. Lady Strange rated it really liked it Nov 08, I’m wiggly entirley sure what the moral of this ogrey is but I think it’s that if you’re a kid who behaves, eats all your dinner and say your prayers before bedtime a hideous monster will arrive at your front door and eat you.

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Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. Nora rated it really liked it Dec 14, John Garvey, was a godey Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Goorey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Gorey has been creating for John Ciardi’s books. This was actually a story in color. To ask other readers questions about The Wuggly Umpplease sign up.

This story appears in Amphigorey, edwrd is currently in print from Pomegranate Books. Oct 22, Sally rated it really liked it. Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Ramey Fights rated it it was amazing Dec 28, What’s not to like? I was envisioning a cuddly that had come to fill these children’s lives with Joy.

This is a spot where I post photos and personal observations on pieces from my Edward Gorey collection. Jul 06, Thao Wuvgly rated it it was amazing. Caitlin M rated it liked it Apr 15,