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THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Lewis Carroll

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS

By Lewis Carroll (Author) , Tony Ross (Adaptor) , Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Age Range: 6 & up

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1993
ISBN: 0-689-31863-4
Publisher: Atheneum

 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+)