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Hardcover The Utter Zoo: An Alphabet Book

ISBN: 076495508X

ISBN13: 9780764955082

The Utter Zoo: An Alphabet

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Twenty-six curious creatures - from the fastidious Ampoo to the world's one and only Zote - fill the pages of The Utter Zoo, an alphabet from the untamed imagination of Edward Gorey. The Boggerslosh,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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From the Publisher

"The Ombledroom, the Posby, the Quingawaga, and the Raitch are but a few of the strangely engaging creatures that inhabit the world of Edward Gorey's Utter Zoo Alphabet. Taken from Gorey's book of the same title, these twenty-six dark, delightful drawings, one for each letter of the alphabet, lure you, as only Edward Gorey's work can, into an animal kingdom never before encountered in the ordinary world. 26 black-and-white reproductions. "Pomegranate's books of postcards contain thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Note: postcards are oversized and may require additional postage. ISBN: 0-7649-0712-3; size 4 3/4 x 6 7/8"."--© Pomegranate

Gorey is a genius

this book is really hard to find but it is worth it! I think its great for all the Edward Gorey fans out there! The poetry and pictures are fabulous and all my friends loved it!


Hard to find, great book, nicely done. Better quality than I expected. Can't wait to use it!

Not as Macabre as Gashlycrumb Tinies, but just as funny.

As if the cleverly worded lymerics weren't enough, Gorey's illustrations are whimsical and expressive. Together the art and the poetry will have you laughing out loud. The only problem is deciding whether or not to share the humor with friends. I can't bring myself to use the pages as postcards.

The Utter Zoo Alphabet Mentions in Our Blog

The Utter Zoo Alphabet in Edward Gorey
Edward Gorey
Published by Phillip Caprara • February 16, 2022
Illustrator, author, animator, puppeteer, cartoonist, these are just a few of the titles that can be given to the talented Edward Gorey. Like many illustrators, Gorey has never been a household name. Despite this, however, his works have a devout cult following. You've likely come across them without realizing. Of all his oeuvre, nowhere is this combination of artistic style and fascination with the darker elements of humanity more evident than in his abecedaria.
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