A review of Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Published on October 1, 2004

Lewis Carroll

Kids Can Press

“‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: / All mimsy were the borogroves, / And the mome raths outgrabe.” So begins Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky,’ a well-loved poem. It appears in Through the Looking Glass, one of the author’s most popular stories, published in 1872. ‘Jabberwocky’ is the first title in the Kids Can Press Visions in Poetry series, which features classic poems illustrated by contemporary artists in hardcover editions. Stéphane Jorisch lends this poem, written in nonsense verse, an updated touch with his eerie and strange illustrations set within an Orwellian milieu. Added features are the detailed one-page biographies of the author and illustrator. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.



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