The Chicken Thief (Stories Without Words) by Béatrice Rodriguez
Happy Publication Day to THE INSOMNIACS !
This STUNNINGLY beautiful book trailer gives a preview of the book.
Book trailer directed & animated by Eric Manche; music and sound design by Matt Bryan; narration by Sharon Hogan, recorded by Sarah Binchy
Eve Bowen: A Treasure Trove of Edward Gorey
Whether they are Edwardian ladies, fur-coated gentlemen, ill-fated children, or unusual animals, Edward Gorey’s characters are almost always on some kind of journey. His stories often unfold in wallpapered rooms, on barren estates, or among statues, beast-shaped topiaries, and urns. “Few seem to return from the borders to which I’ve sent them,” he wrote. Perhaps this is what gives Gorey’s work its talismanic power: his books and drawings, which are so often about imagined deaths and disasters, turn into lucky charms for his readers.
Image: ‘Lady Under Elephant Table’ (Edward Gorey Charitable Trust)
Now reading: the wonderful A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; Illustrated by Jim Kay