Edward Gorey—The Twelve Terrors of Christmas
Edward Gorey's off-kilter depictions of Yuletide mayhem—combined with John Updike's wryly jaundiced writing—examine a dozen holiday traditions with a decidedly wheezy ho-ho-ho. What is this Santa Claus guy really up to? Just what is the arrangement with his elven employees? Will Dasher and Blitzen ruin the roof with their hooves?
Compact and cute—but certainly not saccharine—Twelve Terrors is a minor masterpiece. Originally published in 1994 and reprinted in 2006, this long out-of-print classic is the perfect stocking-stuffer for any bah humbug.
4 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches
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