Henry Gossamer Opossum
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On the back of each Central & Gus Greeting Card is a whimsical tale of the animal featured on the front. Entirely collectible, these stories intertwine, creating a much loved community of characters. Central & Gus donates 10% of gross sales to animal welfare.
Dimensions: 7"w x 5"h
MADE IN USA
On the back of the card: Henry Gossamer Opossum, appropriately named for his downy-soft fur, is a snuggler. If he has things his way, he’d stay tucked deep in the coziest corner of his sleeping bag all day. Generally, because he was up reading all night prior; he can never seem to put down a good book. It’s a habit that has set Henry’s circadian cycle all askew and has him bright-eyed clear through ‘til dawn. This wouldn’t be so bad, but it has meant that his nights are spent all alone.
So, Henry decided to open a moonlight library, nocturnal hours only. There, he’s stocked the shelves with his savoured collection of children’s books (purely for reminiscence sake), with their beautifully rich illustrations and fantastic stories. Experimental and unique books flesh out the collection; it is always a treat to be surprised with each turn of the page. The rest are primarily non-fiction: in pristine condition, with spines whole, pages crisp and nary a dog ear, mysterious stain or margin comment in sight. From Plato to Thoreau, ‘The Pig Who Sang to the Moon’ to ‘Music of the Primes,’ quantum physics to metaphysics.
Henry’s library is surprisingly busy with both book lovers and nocturnes. Delighted, he’s thinking he’ll set up a book club, and an exchange programme. Interesting how such a solitary hobby has offered so much camaraderie.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Artist Laura Morrish, the creator of Central & Gus, has been inspired her entire life by the wildlife she encountered on her family’s farm in Canada. Creating a community of characters based on real animals, and filled with quirky imagery and uplifting tales, the Central & Gus family is sure to bring smiles and reminders of special places and experiences!
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