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    Edward Gorey(Illustrator)

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The Jumblies go to sea in a sieve and have many adventures.

" They went to sea in a sieve, they did " ; Rand's tumbling, green-faced jumblies romp through this rollicking classic, as their sieve survives storms and spins. When their feet get wet, they bail out and wrap their toes in pink paper, tied with a pin, to keep them dry. The pictures of the fanciful places they visit and their exotic finds provide a visual feast as satisfying as the lyrical nonsense of Lear's verse. While some may find that the movement of the stanzas is slowed by the lavish illustrations (one line or a couplet may support an entire spread, which alters, subtly, the flow of language), Rand is clearly delighted by the poem, and conveys his pleasure to readers. Ages 3-8. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Grade 1-4-- Rand's wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the whimsical nonsense of Lear's verse. His vivid double-page watercolors will enchant and amuse readers as they follow the Jumblies on their 20-year sail to the "Western Sea," the "Torrible Zone," and the "hills of the Chankly Bore." It is difficult to single out particular illustrations when each one is a visual delight, but the very silvery bees, the 40 bottles of ring-bo-ree, the spinning Jumblies, and the welcome-home scene are especially appealing. It is impossible to simply page through this book. It is a must-share with children. Unlike Rand's creatures, Owen Wood's Jumblies (Silver Burdett, 1986) are very human-looking aside from their green heads and blue hands, and his humorous illustrations are fascinatingly detailed, completely different in style from Rand's. Both versions deserve a place in poetry collections, but Wood's sometimes frightening drawings will appeal more to older readers and adults. Rand's friendly Jumblies will charm younger readers. --Barbara S. McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park, Md .Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | Unknown pages
  • Edward Gorey(Illustrator)
  • Lambda Publishers Inc (April 1, 1986)
  • English
  • 2
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By G.A. Emil on March 6, 2010

    A trait found in Gorey's more memorable works is the effortless flow between the story and art; a well-choreographed dance of meter and line. It's found in spades here in both 'The Jumblies' and 'The Dong with a Luminous Nose'. Gorey's inspired interpretation of 'The Jumblies' does something to Lear's original - it releases the story from words, engaging as they are. Gorey gives us readers the hi-ho-the-merry-o amidst the wind and the waves, the clanking of bottles and tiny cheers of celebration. And even if the Jumblies aren't beings made entirely in our image, they still provide us the most enjoyable of company.In 'The Dong with a Luminous Nose', a sequel to 'The Jumblies', sweet pathos is offered alongside humor, and Gorey gives the poor, tortured soul a real stage. Other artists portray the Dong succumbing to a sort of mad foolishness. Gorey finds someone not so mad, but forlorn, more a fool of the heart.Together, these endearing little characters cast in 'The Jumblies' and 'The Dong with a Luminous Nose' come through with a warmth and fragility that makes these little players appear, oddly, as old, wizened children. They are some of Gorey's most memorable creations. Not surprising really, as Gorey held Lear in very high esteem, and hoped he could do Lear's tales justice.-- G. Emil, (...)

  • By silky69 on February 17, 2008

    This is a nonsense story written by Edward Lear, who was a landscape painter in the early 1800's. He taught Queen Victoria how to do watercolor paintings, and in 1847, he published a nonsense rhyme book that became well-loved and quite famous. Lear became more famous for his book than he was for his paintings. This is a nonsense rhyme about a bunch of silly people who go to sea in a sieve and what they do when the water comes in and what they do when they reach some land. What makes this book so fun is the beautiful ink drawings by Edward Gorey. I think that the illustrations make this book a piece of art in itself. They are also quite entertaining.

  • By Katherine Byers on June 2, 2017

    a little less fanciful than some other Gorey books, but I really love the poem and the Gorey pictures don't hurt. If you are strictly looking for Gorey here, I would definitely pick one of his other books though.

  • By AZN8TV on July 14, 2015

    This is a much beloved story by Edward Lear. It's poetic cadence is fun to read.I was happy to find this version, as it was the one I read to my children when they were younger. I am in the midst of collecting their favorites for my grandchildren.What a joy to find this!

  • By Kindle Customer on January 9, 2015

    I love Edward Corey's little books! This book is a poem by Edward Lear and Edward Gorey's illustrations really captured the verses. Wonderful book!


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