The Treehorn Trilogy contains three well-loved stories chronicling the trials of Treehorn, a young boy with a talent for getting into and out of (and sometimes right back into) unusual situations. The Shrinking of Treehorn finds him growing down instead of growing up; in Treehorn’s Treasure, he puts a creative spin on an adage spoken by his father; and a genie adds some befuddlement to the boy’s birthday in Treehorn’s Wish. In these tales—each written by Florence Parry Heide and illustrated by Edward Gorey—Treehorn’s quandaries are complicated by preoccupied adults, his fickle friend Moshie, and, of course, comic books, coupons, and cereal box tops.
Three hardcover smyth-sewn casebound books, each 6.5 x 6 inches and each 64 pages, packaged together in a sturdy slipcase. Published by PomegranateKids®, an imprint of Pomegranate Communications. This item is CPSIA compliant.
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About the Author:Since her first book, Maximilian, was published in 1967, best-selling author Florence Parry Heide (b. 1919) has written many children’s books, plays, and songs. Heide resides in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and has five children and seven grandchildren. Considering her full and happy life, she counts her collaborations with Edward Gorey on these stories a very special highlight.
About the Artist: Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) is famous for the honored bounty of books he wrote and illustrated, featuring his distinctive humor and astonishingly detailed crosshatch ink drawings. Creator of more than one hundred works, Gorey also was a successful contributor to theater from Cape Cod to Broadway; his production of Dracula on Broadway garnered two Tony Awards (Best Revival and Best Costumes). He is also well known as the creator of the animation images in the PBS series Mystery!
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