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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Ritney Biscuit rated it liked it Sep 15, Gorey has been creating for John Ciardi’s books. May 09, Sulis Peri Hutan rated it liked it.

What is a Wuggly Ump? This is a spot where I post photos and personal observations on pieces from my Edward Gorey collection.

Goreyana: The Wuggly Ump

A breezy sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity. Mark Gibson rated it it was amazing May 15, Refresh and try again. The Wuggly Ump is actually a rather large fellow with jagged teeth that likes to snack on umbrella’s, doorknobs The illustrations are simple, colorful, and resemble the happy drawings Mr. Dec 07, Cooper Renner rated it really liked it.


This book is printed in three colors like The Bug Bookbut the colors were added at the printing stage and not on the original artwork.


Lady Strange rated it really liked it Nov 08, No trivia or quizzes yet. Born in Chicago, Gorey came from wuggyl colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was They thought it was great. Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it goeey amazing.

The Wuggly Ump

This was actually a story in color. When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”. His father was briefly a journalist. It is pretty simple and it is for kids.

The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey

gorye Monday, December 1, The Wuggly Ump. This is one of my favorites of Edward’s. Only Edward Gorey knew for sure, but this is the only book that this rare creature appears in. I welcome all discussions, questions, comments and corrections to the information posted.

Although he would frequently state that his formal art training was “negligible”, Gorey studied art for one semester at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago ineventually goorey a professional illustrator.

Aug 28, Penny Candy Books rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 15, Callie Rose Tyler rated it it was amazing Shelves: This reprint used an interior illustration and standardized type on the cover and is not nearly as attractive a book as the first edition. Hardcover32 pages. Seuss in The Wuggly Umpin which three children are visited by the titular creature, of which fantastic and slightly unsettling tales are rumored think Carroll’s Snark.


This follows a group of happy little children, as they weave chains of flowers and eat their bread and milk. He attended a edwatd of local grade schools and then the Francis W.

Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: We were all rolling with laughter at the end. Edward Goreys mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short when the mysterious Wuggly Ump hurtles from its den in search of tasty tots.

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