— Spineless Books presents —

The Wreck of the Good Ship Lollipop

A rhyming picture book for good children and bad parents

Poem by William Gillespie
Drawings by Miriam Martincic
Designed by Miriam Martincic

This is a book about the dangers of candy and oceans. Set against William Gillespie’s wee epic poem, built on a metric pattern resembling tooth decay, Miriam Martincic’s hyperglycemic illustrations sizzle like Pop Rocks in Coca-Cola. For readers who find traditional children’s literature too saccharin, this story is spun from pure sugar, sea salt, tears, and the ability to find sweetness in suffering.


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Paperback book with spine. 6x9. 60 succulent color pages. Perfect bound. New and rare and beautiful. $24.

Pre-order now and shipping fees will be waived for orders in the North America.

You will receive a confirmation email from a human, a deluxe bookmark, updates as to when the book will arrive all warm and gooey and sticky from the printer, and tracking info when shipped. And the book too!

The Wreck of the Good Ship Lollipop

Founded 20-02-2002, Spineless Books is an independent literary publishing house dedicated to the production and distribution of innovative literature, with an emphasis on collaborative writing, formal experimentation, and utopian thought.

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