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5.0 out of 5 stars my 9 year old loved it, 1 Nov. 2004
A brilliant and faithful retelling of Swift's fantastical tale, more readable for the young than Swift's slightly stodgy (certainly to modern readers) original. What makes this book really stand out is the magical illustrations- beautiful, funny and insightful. There is even a nod towards the Grown-Ups (who may be reading it to younger children, although may enjoy reading it for themselves whilst hiding it inside the covers of The Lancet) with touches such as a politician being depicted as Tony Blair. Delightful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 1 Oct. 2007
This book is incredibly well produced for the cost - the stories are clearly described, and can be easily followed / read by children from around 8 to 12 years I'd say. But the most impressive thing about the book is the accompanying drawings - there are a huge number of wonderful illustrations, immensely detailed and pitched very well to support the texts and bring children further into the stories. This is a fantastic book, and great value
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic illustrations!, 25 Feb. 2009
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Natasha Catmur (Wiltshire, England) - See all my reviews
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I love Chris Riddell's books and got this as a Christening present for a nephew. I then got another copy as I kept wishing that I'd looked at it more closely. My 7 year old twins begged me to read it to them and they loved it. You might think that a book from the 18th century would be stuffy and difficult but they really enjoyed it especially when Gulliver pees on things! I haven't read the original so I don't know how much the author adapted it but as a grown up you can appreciate the satire and as a child you can enjoy some of the jokes and the magical pictures. One to treasure!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Illustrations for a wonderful classic!, 29 Jan. 2011
This is a superb book for any collection for a reader of any age, I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations, and also the retelling of the classic satire by Swift, this edition makes it much more accessible for all audiences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Feb. 2015
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Good packaging. Book just as described. Thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Dec. 2014
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Great book.
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