Saturday, August 26, 2006

Book-A-Day #38 (8/24): Treehorn's Treasure by Florence Parry Heide, illustrated by Edward Gorey

This is the second of the "Treehorn" books, which I also read, rather late at night, in the omnibus.

In this one, Treehorn grows money on a tree, and finds again that adults don't really talk to him or listen to what he says. He doesn't quite get what he wants, but things work out OK.

It's the kind of story that Gorey himself did better, as did Gahan Wilson (in his great Nuts comics for National Lampoon in the '70s), so this is pretty thin beer. I'm not very impressed, though the Gorey illustrations are nice.

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