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Jabberwocky [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Lewis Carroll
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7 Jun 2004
One of the most celebrated and best-loved nonsense poems in the English language, "Jabberwocky" first appeared in 1872 in Lewis Carroll's classic Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Joel Stewart reveals a natural affinity with Carroll's vision, capturing with great wit and imagination the extraordinary world of the poem and its memorable creatures, such as the Jubjub bird, the frumious Bandersnatch and the manxome Jabberwock.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (7 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184428476X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844284764
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 17 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 617,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lewis Carroll was born on 27 January 1832. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford and went on to become a mathematics lecturer there from 1855 to 1881. Lewis Carroll's most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published in 1865) and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass, which contains the classic nonsense poem The Jabberwocky (published in 1872).

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About the Author

Lewis Carroll, the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-1898, taught Mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He is the author of two of the classic stories of children's literature: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) (a Kate Greenaway Medal-winning edition of which is published by Walker Books) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1872). These books contain many of his most popular poems, including "Jabberwocky", "The Walrus and the Carpenter" and "How Does the Little Crocodile?" Joel Stewart grew up in Sheffield and was awarded a First Class BA Honours

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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb alternative illustration of the poem 7 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What a little gem. Has the original poem, but the pictures show a different interpretation of the poem and illustrate yet another angle. I think poetry explorers of the upper juniors and even secondary school would enjoy this one. It is rather dark. With the blood splattered snicker-snatch page. And the coffin at the end. I love the ending - which indicates the idea of a cyclical story, giving a reason for the repetition of the first verse. And the story blaring out of the TV's in shop windows. Very arty and dramatic pen drawings. Won a Canadian book award. Worthy of a space on a booklovers shelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 26 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a good poem in fact it is one of the best poem I have ever read. I absolutely love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me chuckle 1 May 2013
By Kevin
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoy Rumpole (of the bailey) he is always quoting poetry and one of his favourites is when he wins an argument with she who must be obayed he will mutter "hast thou slain the jabberwock" he he love it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Book 23 July 2011
By A.Bee
Format:Library Binding
When I was a very little, I used to pretend to read the books at bedtime.
This was before I had actually learned to read, so I essentially memorized the books from hearing them so often.
This was one of them, and I can honestly say that should you cross my path any day I can still recite the Jabberwocky for
you & be assured my mind is still painted with the amazing illustrations in this book. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars In muted, sepia tones sparked with lime green 7 April 2003
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! From offbeat illustrator Joel Stewart comes this utterly charming picture book adaptation of the celebrated nonsense rhyme "Jabberwocky" from Lewis Carroll's classic children's novel "Through the Looking Glass." In muted, sepia tones sparked with lime green, lemon yellow and apple red, Stewart paints the mysterious Jabberwocky as a creature part English dandy, part Beetlejuice and part hedge. "And, as in uffish thought he stood, the Jabberwock, with eyes of flame�" and -- according to Stewart's whimsical drawings -- teeth of checker boards, guts of a robot, and elongated claws of regular manicure appointments. A supporting cast of characters appear and disappear without explanation (though, of course, none is needed) as do the odd cameo appearances of different postage stamps on every spread. None of this lovely nonsense should be surprising, as we've seen Stewart's quirky style before, in the picture book "The Adventures of a Nose," the strange story of a nose's quest for belonging. What is surprising, however, is that there is currently only one competing "Jabberwocky" book on the market: the intricate 1989 interpretation by Graeme Base, the author/illustrator of the bestselling "Animalia." 'Tis a brillig effort, to say the least. The most vorpal picture book effort in mome raths.
5.0 out of 5 stars for my grand-daughter 27 Feb 2013
By Rosemary Varga - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It was just what I wanted. I'm looking forward to reading it to her. Lewis Carroll had an amazing imagination. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am awesome 1 May 2013
By Jack Borovitz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this poem. It may not make sense,but it is the best poem ever. This is about a dragon called the Jabberwocky.
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