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melancholy death of oyster boy and other stories

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Toxic boy, the Pincushion Queen, the Boy with nails in his eyes, Stain BoyWhile shopping around San Fran, we came across Tim Burton's "tragic toys". Robin immediately knew I'd love them, but we weren't sure where they were from. Tim Burton has written a series of tales and poems called The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. In true Tim Burton style, the stories are a little macabre, a little sad, a lot quirky and each quite tragic. But they're also quite beautiful, and the characters lovable. As are the illustrations that go with them.

"There once was a girl
who was made up of junk.
She looked really dirty,
and she smelled like a skunk.

She was always unhappy,
or in one of her slumps-perhaps 'cause she spent
so much time down in the dumps.

The only bright moment
was from a guy named Stan.
He was from the neighborhood
garbage man.

He loved her a lot
and made a marriage proposal,
but she already thrown herself
in the garbage disposal."

Junk Girl, Boy with Nails in his Eyes, Oyster Boy

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