Search Results: "Lewis Carroll"


BOOK REVIEW

JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The choice of setting is brilliant, allowing the reader to join the artist in seeing the heroic possibilities in play. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Myers imagines an urban playground, small children playing happily until the Jabberwock arrives for an epic one-on-one basketball game with our unnamed hero. Read full book review >

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JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Not even Humpty Dumpty could parse this nonsense. (iPad poem app. 6-9)"
A laughably over-the-top rendition of the poem, intended to be spooky. Read full book review >

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"Pretty. Pretty forgettable too. (Pop-up picture book. 7-9)"
An abbreviated if recognizable version of the classic, with fine-lined illustrations augmented by a set of pull-up minivistas. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A stellar—indeed, archival—addition to any library. (Enhanced e-book/fantasy. 6 & up)"
This sumptuous iBook presents a straightforward telling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, accompanied by artwork that will send readers down the rabbit hole of delight. Read full book review >

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THE ALICE APP by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though Alice apps abound, this offers some audio and visual pleasures of its own. (Requires iOS 6.0 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 10-13)"
A full version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, expressively read in a semi-British accent and decorated with illustrations that echo the elegant surrealism, and often the composition, of Tenniel's originals. Read full book review >

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Pretty, though as condensations go, less Wonder-full than Robert Sabuda's pop-up Alice (2003) or the digital Alicewinks (2013). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A much-abridged version of the classic's first five chapters, dressed up with large and properly surreal illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE ANNOTATED ALICE by Lewis Carroll
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"As close to a definitive take on a classic work as anyone is likely to come."
A welcome, greatly expanded third edition of Gardner's beloved critical edition of Carroll's Victorian fairy tales. Read full book review >

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JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This brilliantly original, yet respectful new rendering of an old favorite reminds those who've read it before of the infinite possibilities and pure fun in its interpretation, and will bring its delightful nonsense to a whole new audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It would be hard not to end up with an outstanding result when starting with such brilliant material as Carroll's "Jabberwocky," but Stewart's mixed-media illustrations suit the wry humor of this nonsense poem so perfectly it's hard to imagine it being interpreted as well by anyone else since Tenniel himself. Read full book review >

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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An outstanding rendition equally suited to reading aloud or alone. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Every bit as handsome as its Greenaway Medal-winning predecessor (1999), this edition of young Alice's second venture beyond the everyday world features a text printed in a comfortably legible font on creamy paper, well supplied with vignettes, sepia figures and full-color scenes done in Oxenbury's trademark pale hues and delicate lines. Read full book review >

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NONSENSE VERSE by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Despite the lack of cited sources, this makes a tasty literary snack on the way to Wonderland. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Hussey's jewel-hued, tongue-in-cheek art gyres and gimbles about and between 13 Carrollian selections: a mix of the usual suspects; a pair of limericks; and such lesser known gems as "The King Fisher's Song," "Little Birds," and "The White Knight's Ballad"— "I'll tell thee everything I can; / There's little to relate. / I saw an aged aged man, / A-sitting on a gate. / ‘Who are you, aged man?' I said. / ‘And how is it you live?' / And his answer trickled through my head / Like water through a sieve." Read full book review >

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ALICE IN NEW YORK by Lewis Carroll
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 7, 2011

"A faithful—but not slavishly so—adaptation worthy of the Big Apple. (iPad storybook app. 5 & up)"
Even more ambitious than its predecessor, Alice for the iPad, a mash-up that could have gone terribly wrong finds its own magical charm. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Lewis Carroll
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Tenniel's elegantly limned art—which Ross's frequently parodies. (Fiction. 6+)"
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. Read full book review >