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The Adventures of Gremlin Book - GoreyStore

The Adventures of Gremlin Book

Item # 35350
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In this far-fetched fairy tale, a plucky little girl named Gremlin and her brother, Zeppelin, leave their childhood home-a woodsman's cottage, of course-in the kingdom of Etaoin and set out to see the world. Clambering through an enchanted forest and navigating pirate-infested seas en route to the Royal Palace (where a drastic change of circumstance awaits), they encounter a host of quirky characters beyond anything the Brothers Grimm ever imagined. Yes, there are knights (good and evil), a giant, and the requisite fairy godmother. But there's also an inn full of doom-and-gloom beatniks, a peevish wombat, a poet whose limericks probe the meaning of life, and a flightless parrot who spouts Latin. Anything but a fainthearted waif, Gremlin takes surprises and setbacks in stride, retaining her innocence and good humor all the while.

DuPre Jones's witty, clever, and decidedly grown-up text full of puns, double entendres, literary references, and sly characterizations of human foibles-coupled with pen-and-ink illustrations by renowned artist Edward Gorey-makes The Adventures of Gremlina devilishly fun read for adults, as well as a welcome update to the Gorey illustration canon.

Illustrations by Edward Gorey, text by DuPre Jones.

Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket.

112 pages with
30 black and white illustrations.
Size: 4 x 7 in.

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