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Jabberwocky (Visions in Poetry) Paperback – February 1, 2008

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From Publishers Weekly

This slick version of the classic nonsense poem from Through the Looking Glass seems more a Disney souvenir than a book to snuggle up with. Angular textural sketches, apparently rough drafts for an animated feature (many possess a Fantasia -like sensibility), are set against an overpowering black background that negates the tale's playfulness. Multiple frames on several pages make the (rather feeble) scenario difficult to follow, while the fabled, fearsome beast is here only silly--with its beaky, birdish head atop a caterpillary cover, it resembles a Chinese New Year parade's dragon or a Mardi Gras costume. When the victorious hero goes "galumphing back" with only the Jabberwock's head, youngsters may not realize that the weird animal is actually slain. Overall, this repackaging appears devoid of personality, and doesn't do justice to the comical original. These mome raths and mimsy borogroves deserve better. All ages.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-- This edition of Lewis Carroll's classic poem joins several other single-volume versions and editions of Through the Looking Glass currently in print. The jazzy full-color cartoons from the Disney archives are clearly stills from animated sequences and, as a result, seem wooden when placed in a linear, picture-book format. However, the language--brilligs, vorpal swords, and all--is so evocative that illustrations always seem superfluous. It remains a poem to hear and ponder--nonsense words defy the definitions that illustration (and animation) attempt to provide. --Kathleen Whalin, Belfast Public Library, ME
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Lexile Measure: 390L (What's this?)
  • Series: Visions in Poetry
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554532663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554532667
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,424,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the pen name of Oxford mathematician, logician, photographer and author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, is famous the world over for his fantastic classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," "Through the Looking Glass," "The Hunting of the Snark," "Jabberwocky," and "Sylvie and Bruno."

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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.
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I'm a big fan of Jabberwocky, but I wanted an illustrated copy to make it easier to read to my 2-year old. This is the best edition I've found so far. The illustrations are fun and imaginative without being gruesome.
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Wonderfully and uniquely written! Lost the hard copy I had as a child but remember well the colorful graphics and how I would get lost in the wonder of such strange and captivating imaginary language.
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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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