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The Osbick Bird Book - GoreyStore

The Osbick Bird Book

Item # 34203
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5/31/20- stock update....an uptick in orders for this book today.  Please allow 10 to 14 days for our restock to ship.

An Edward Gorey classic back in print after four decades.

Emblus Fingby's life was changed forever with the unexpected arrival of the osbick bird. The two became inseparable companions, enjoying card games, musical interludes, and sunset strolls. They took tea together, passed the time making arts and crafts, and perhaps only occasionally had disagreements. Their curious relationship came to an end only with the utmost display of loyalty.

In The Osbick Bird, Edward Gorey neatly examines the uncertainties of life with his signature unsettling humor and deftly drawn illustrations. Find meaning where you will among the twinkling rhymes and crosshatched lines: Is this tender tale a primer on friendship, or possibly an examination of an artist and his muse? Though short in length, the story is sure to linger long in your imagination.

Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. 32 pages with 14 black-and-white illustrations, 6 x 6 inches.

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