Synopses & Reviews
Each of Donald's experiences features a unique final twist, perhaps none more memorable than what happens in Donald and The.... to a little white worm that Donald finds and is allowed to keep in a jar. In this book, in print for the first time since 1969, Gorey's arch illustrations complement a wry tale that readers of all ages will find infectious.
This quirky story features a sickly boy named Donald whose little white worm becomes a... housefly! The anti-climactic ending to this story pokes gentle fun at the childhood trope of discovering butterfly metamorphosis, perfectly communicated by the dark, faux-antiquated illustration style for which Gorey has received such acclaim.
This story features a sickly boy named Donald, whose little pet white worm becomes a housefly. The anti-climatic ending to this story pokes gentle fun at the childhood encounter with butterfly metamorphosis.
About the Author
Peter F. Neumeyer is the author of many books for children and adults and a regular book reviewer for The Boston Globe and other publications. Edward Gorey illustrated nearly 100 books from 1953 until his death in 2000.