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The Hunting of the Snark

An Agony in Eight Fits

by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko

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list price: $19.99
edition:Hardcover
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published: Oct 2012
ISBN:9781770494077
publisher: Tundra
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A beautifully re-illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's unforgetable story: "the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconeivable creature."
 
The master of nonsense, Lewis Carroll, re-illustrated in a fabulous new edition. A lovely gift book, and a delight to share and read aloud.

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Lewis Carroll

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-perhaps most notably The Lewis Carroll Society-dedicated to the study of his life and to the appreciation of his writings.

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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-perhaps most notably The Lewis Carroll Society-dedicated to the study of his life and to the appreciation of his writings.

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Contributor Notes

LEWIS CARROLL, creator of the landmark children's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was a pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an Oxford don who was educated at Christ Church College in Oxford,England, where he lectured in mathematics. In addition to his keen interest in photography and inventing games and puzzles, he wrote fantastical tales and humorous verse, including Phantasmagoria and Other Poems, Through the Looking-Glass, the sequel to the adventures of Alice, and The Hunting of the Snark. Born in 1832, Dodgson died in 1898 of influenza.
 
OLEG LIPCHENKO is Canadian artist of Ukrainian origin. He is a member of the Ukrainian Union of Artists and CANSCAIP; his superb technique and strong sense of design reflect his background in architecture. He has exhibited his paintings extensively in Canada and across Europe. Oleg Lipchenko's previous books for Tundra include the gorgeously illustrated Humpty Dumpty and Friends and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which won IBBY Canada's Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 100
Grade:
5 to 17
Editorial Review

 “…Oleg Lipchenko’s style seems perfectly suited to Carroll’s thoroughly Victoria brand of literary psychedelia … kids will get sucked in by the visuals alone. Best of all, his images provide enough fodder to inspire a hundred alternate stories.”
Quill & Quire

“…Past editions of this nonsense classic have been illustrated with woodcut prints, pen-and-ink drawings, and in a graphic-novel format, and now with Lipchenko’s detailed drawings. His art creates a dream landscape that mirrors the elusive text and sustains one’s sense of an impending snark attack. This is a “gift book and a collector’s edition,” but with the push to read more rigorous texts, teachers might appreciate finding the elusive snark in the library.”
—School Library Journal
“Lewis Carroll's epic nonsense poem is presented in all of its unabridged, bewildering glory…. Oleg Lipchenko's outstanding charcoal illustrations interpret the verse for a new generation. The pages are luxuriously detailed, and there's lots to pore over…. The sepia tones in the illustrations evoke a dark, brooding atmosphere … children and the adults in their lives will all enjoy the marvelously odd characters and every curious word.”
—Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

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