ONLINE EVENT: Bedtime Story: Lori Mortensen - "NONSENSE! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey"

Event date: 
10/23/2020 - 7:00pm

Kids, don your jammies and get ready for a Bedtime Story, read by the author herself! Lori Mortensen reads NONSENSE! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey, a beautifully illustrated and lyrical picture book biography of eccentric and beloved writer and artist Edward Gorey.



A beautifully illustrated and lyrical picture-book biography of eccentric and beloved writer and artist Edward Gorey

In this lyrical biography of one of literature’s most creepily creative authors and illustrators, kids will learn about the inspiration behind a generation of creators, from Lemony Snicket to Tim Burton.

Known for, among other things, wearing a large fur coat wherever he went, storyteller Edward Gorey was respected for both his brilliance and his eccentricity. As a child, he taught himself to read and skipped several grades before landing at Harvard (after a brief stint in the army). Then he built a name for himself as a popular book illustrator. After that, he went on to publish well over one hundred of his own books, stories that mingled sweetness and innocence, danger and darkness, all mixed with his own brand of silliness. Illustrated with Gorey-like humor and inspiration by Chloe Bristol, this stunning picture book biography about this beloved creator is the first for children.



Lori Mortensen is an award-winning children’s author of more than 100 books. Recent releases include Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey, If Wendell Had a Walrus, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Matt Phelan, Away with Words, The Daring Story of Isabella Bird, Mousequerade Ball, illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Betsy Lewin, Chicken Lily, and Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range, a sequel to Amazon bestseller Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg. Pre-orders are now available for her spring 2021 picture book release, Arlo Draws an Octopus. When she’s not hiking around, camera in hand, she’s tapping away at her keyboard, conjuring, coaxing, and prodding her latest stories to life. Today she lives in the foothills of Northern California with her family and the wonderful assortment of birds that come her way. To find more information about upcoming releases, reviews, teacher activities, and more, visit her website at


Nonsense! the Curious Story of Edward Gorey By Lori Mortensen, Chloe Bristol (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lori Mortensen, Chloe Bristol (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358033684
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

Event address: 
Online through Zoom