The Evil Garden A195

The Evil Garden A195

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  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 157.48 x 175.26 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Pomegranate Communications Inc,US
  • California, United States
  • English
  • 10 Rev ed
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764958852
  • 9780764958854
  • 142,205

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A happy, naive family enters the Evil Garden (free admission!) to spend a sunny afternoon in its inviting landscape, lush with exotic trees and flowers. They soon realize their mistake, as harrowing sounds and evidence of foul play emerge. When humongous hairy bugs, famished carnivorous plants, ferocious fruit-guarding bears, and a sinister strangling snake take charge, the family's ominous feelings turn to full-on panic but where's the exit?Edward Gorey leads us through this nefarious garden with a light step. His unmistakable drawings paired with engaging couplets produce giggles, not gasps. Perhaps "The Evil Garden" is a morality tale; perhaps it's simply an enigmatic entertainment. Whatever the interpretation, it's a prime example of the iconic storytelling genius that is Edward Gorey.
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335 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 48% (160)
4 38% (127)
3 11% (36)
2 3% (10)
1 1% (2)
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