stylized illustration of Edward Gorey with a few of his characters.

Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

by Lori Mortensen Author and Chloe Bristol Illustrator

Known for, among other things, wearing a large fur coat wherever he went, the inimitable, wonderfully macabre storyteller and artist Edward Gorey was respected for both his brilliance and his eccentricity. As a child, he taught himself to read and skipped several grades before landing at Harvard (after a brief stint in the army). Then he built a name for himself as a popular book illustrator. After that, he went on to publish well over one hundred of his own books, stories that mingled sweetness and innocence, danger and darkness, all mixed with his own brand of silliness. Illustrated with Gorey-like humor and inspiration by Chloe Bristol, this stunning picture book biography about this beloved creator is the first for children.