Don't miss a FREE program with local author Jan Wahl on Sunday October 11. Meet at noon in the Family Center to create giraffe-inspired artwork, and musical instruments. At 2 p.m. everyone will form a parade to the Little Theater for Wahl’s illustrated reading of The Long Tall Journey. A book signing follows at 3 p.m. in Libbey Court.
Autographed by author Jan Wahl!
Story by Jan Wahl. Illustrations by Edward Gorey. Hardcover, 32 pages.
Flemming Flinders, a dapper greengrocer more often engrossed in a book than attuned to his turnips, dreams of adventure, fame, and fortune. When the wide-eyed Mr. Flinders finally sets out with high hopes, he finds himself living one of his fairy tales. But everyone he encounters—the wart-nosed Drukamella, the beautiful young Ingaborg, and the talking crow with his nemesis, Signor Monteverdi—is surely not.
In Cobweb Castle, Toledo author Jan Wahl and illustrator Edward Gorey whisk readers along to watch Flemming bumble through the brambles of reality, illustrating the extent our imaginations can take us. Last printed in 1968, this is one of the enigmatic artist’s original works in color. Wahl’s prose keeps readers privy as the adventure becomes more frenetic, but the fantasy ends nearly as it started with a swift bonk on the head. Fleming returns to his shop, dreaming.