GULLIVER'S ADVENTURES IN LILLIPUT by Jonathan Swift

GULLIVER'S ADVENTURES IN LILLIPUT

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Age Range: 9 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A tastefully abridged version of Gulliver's first adventure. Despite severe shortening and some rephrasing, Beneduce preserves continuity as well as the flavor of Swift's narrative, and even a soupáon of its satire--``...members of the government are chosen not for their character or intelligence, but for their skill at rope-dancing.'' Spirin's elaborate borders and paintings have an appropriately antique look, combining the dress and artistic conventions of several historical periods with darkened colors and a yellowish cast suggesting the patina of old varnish. A richly comic teaser for Riordan's earthier adaptation (Gulliver's Travels, 1992) or even the timeless original. (Picture book. 9-12)

Pub Date: Oct. 27th, 1993
ISBN: 0-399-22021-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1993




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