Flemmi ng Flinders, a dapper greengrocer more often engrossed in a book than attuned to his turnips, dreamt of adventure, fame, and fortune. When the wide-eyed Mr. Flinders finally sets outwith high hopes, he finds himself living one of his fairy tales. But everyone he encounters the wart-nosed Drukamella, the beautiful young Ingaborg, and the talking crow with his nemesis, Signor Monteverdi is surely not.
In Cobweb Castle, author Jan Wahl and illustrator Edward Gorey whisk readers along to watch Flemming bumble through the brambles of reality, illustrating the extent our imaginations can take us. Last printed in 1968, this is one of the enigmatic artist's original works in color. Wahl's prose keeps readers privy as the adventure becomes more frenetic, but the fantasy ends nearly as it started with a swift bonk on the head. Fleming returns to his shop, dreaming.
About the Author
Jan Boyer Wahl (born April 1, 1933) is an author primarily known for his award winning U.S. children's books, with over 100 volumes to his credit. Wahl sometimes refers to himself as "Dr. Mouse," a nickname given him by a young fan.
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 17.8 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 12