THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Lewis Carroll

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS

by , adapted by , illustrated by
Age Range: 6 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Pruned to something less than half the original (using only Carroll's language), with chess moves, verse, chaptering, and main events intact: an abridgement that may find some use as an introduction, though any child who enjoys it should be steered to a complete edition. It's not true--despite Ross's otherwise sensible introduction--that all the humor is here (where are the ``six impossible things before breakfast''?); but his forthrightly honest approach (even the title page reads ``Abridged & Illustrated by...'' in caps) merits some indulgence, while even purists will enjoy comparing his witty, freely rendered caricatures with Tenniel's elegantly limned art--which Ross's frequently parodies. (Fiction. 6+)

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1993
ISBN: 0-689-31863-4
Page count: 118pp
Publisher: Atheneum
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1993




MORE BY LEWIS CARROLL

ChildrenALICEWINKS by Lewis Carroll
by Lewis Carroll
ChildrenJABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
by Lewis Carroll
ChildrenALICE IN NEW YORK by Lewis Carroll
by Lewis Carroll

MORE BY TONY ROSS

ChildrenBOA'S BAD BIRTHDAY by Jeanne Willis
by Jeanne Willis
ChildrenDRAT THAT CAT! by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross
ChildrenAMBER BROWN IS TICKLED PINK by Paula Danzinger
by Paula Danzinger

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

IndieBRISA'S TALES by Dennis L. Robbins
by Dennis L. Robbins
IndieRESWYT by David Mayer
by David Mayer