The world’s best-loved nonsense poem inspires a fresh, enchantingly surreal treatment in this beautiful edition from an exciting new talent.’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:All mimsy were the borogoves,And the mome raths outgrabe.So begins "Jabberwocky," one of... show more
The world’s best-loved nonsense poem inspires a fresh, enchantingly surreal treatment in this beautiful edition from an exciting new talent.’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:All mimsy were the borogoves,And the mome raths outgrabe.So begins "Jabberwocky," one of the most celebrated nonsense poems in the English language. The poem first appeared in 1872 in Lewis Carroll’s classic THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE, and since then, its mysterious and lyrical lines have delighted readers of all ages. With great wit and imagination, illustrator Joel Stewart offers a singular vision of the world of "Jabberwocky" and all its memorable creatures.
Publish date: March 1st 2003
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Picture Books
An interesting take on the poem by Lewis Carroll. It is a fast read, but I still found myself a little confused with the words, and some of the pictures.
I would give the poems on their own a four-star rating, but Peake's magnificent illustrations elevate the book to a five-star status.That's not to denigrate the poems, many of which are favourites and, in isolation, would be five-stars, but some are more curiosities, included because this is complet...
"So, what happened in this story?""A boy got attacked by a monster, so he sworded the monster into little bits, and the monster was a robot, so it was okay." I love the English language. I'm a stupid monoglot at this point, so I don't know from other languages, but it's freaking spectacular that the...
Fun poem to read. I love how we can get such wonderful images from a series of nonsense words.
I love Lewis Carroll, and I love Graeme Base, so the two together? A must-have for my collection. I'm greedy like that.