Saturday, June 15, 2002

Understanding Phil Absen

We received some comments this week from fan Brian Showers who recently re-read The Curse of the Blue Figurine for the first time in at least a decade. He’s says that while the book was pleasing the second time around there was one glaring thing in his mind – the encounter with Phil Absen.

A Gorey Exhibition on Reading



From the Edward Gorey House:
Gorey's life revolved around his passion for the written word, evident in his creations both on paper and on stage. Throughout his career, Gorey contributed illustrations to books by children's authors such as John Ciardi, Florence Heide, Edward Lear, John Bellairs and Peter Neumeyer. This exhibition includes examples of these illustrations as well as posters and advertisements Gorey created to advocate reading for both children and adults. From June 15 through September 29, 2002.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Book Alert: Le Fantôme dans le Miroir

The French edition of the The Ghost in the Mirror, with cover art by Lalex, is to be published this October. This is book #4 in the Kévin et les magiciens series.

Sunday, June 2, 2002

Book Alert: House/Ghost Flip Book

A new paperback combined edition of The House with a Clock in Its Walls and The Ghost in the Mirror has hit the shelves.

The book is a flip book, if you will: you first read House through to the end, flip the book over and read Ghost (or, read Ghost first through to end, flip the book over and ... well, you get the idea).

The cover work is identical to the Puffin paperback editions with artwork by Bart Goldman.

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