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Jabberwocky

by (author) Lewis Carroll

illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2008
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554532667
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $11.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553370796
    Publish Date
    Aug 2004
    List Price
    $18.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 14
  • Grade: 2 to 9

Description

The most celebrated nonsense poem in the English language, Lewis Carroll's “Jabberwocky” has delighted readers of all ages since it was first published in Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, in 1872. Stéphane Jorisch's stunningly inventive art adds a vibrant, surprising dimension to an already unforgettable poem.

About the authors

Lewis Carroll was born on the 27th of January, 1832, as Charles Lutwidge Dogson at Daresbury in Cheshire, England. Carroll is best known for his children's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, which quickly became international successes and to this day inspire films, art, and research. Other famous works of his are the poems `The Hunting of the Snark` and `Jabberwocky`. Carroll had a prodigious talent in mathematics, logics, word play and philosophy, and he spent most of his life teaching mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford. He died at the age of sixty-five on January 14th, 1898, in Surrey, England. Today there are societies around the world dedicated to the study of his life and appreciation of his writings.

Lewis Carroll's profile page

Stephane Jorisch is an award-winning artist and designer living in Montreal. He is the illustrator of "The Village of a Hundred Smiles and Other Stories" (1998), "The Magic Mustache" (1999) and "The Trial of the Stone" (2000).

Stéphane Jorisch's profile page

Awards

  • Winner, White Raven Award , International Youth Library
  • Winner, Book Design Award, Alcuin Society
  • Winner, YA Top Forty Nonfiction, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award, children's illustration, Canada Council for the Arts

Editorial Reviews

Jorisch's visual interpretation of the poem is both provocative and personal, and it incorporates a worldliness and familiarity with human nature that most people achieve only through life experience.

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