On Our Shelves Now
Get lost in this magical world full of beasts -- both familiar and fantastical -- with your children while reading and re-reading Jabberwocky year after year.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mom raths outgrabe.
Lewis Carroll's most iconic seemingly nonsensical poem is brought to life like never before with award-winning illustrator Charles Santore's stunning renditions of a brave warrior who is on a mission to slay the dastardly Jabberwock. Get lost in this magical world full of beasts (both familiar and fantastical) with your children while reading and re-reading Jabberwocky year after year.
About the Author
Lewis Carroll was an English writer of world-famous children's literature. His most notable books include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. "Jabberwocky" is one of his most famous nonsense poems.
Charles Santore was a nationally acclaimed illustrator whose works appeared regularly in magazines. His honors included the Library of Congress's 2009 National Book Festival Artist, the Society of Illustrators' Award of Excellence, and the Hamilton King Award. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the National Portrait Gallery, and in many private collections. He passed away in 2019.
"'Tis a brillig sendoff; fans of all things toothy and terrifying will gyre and gimble in its wabe."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The skillful use of color, light, and shadow makes the setting look otherworldly and the dramatic scenes all the more powerful. A vivid interpretation of the classic poem."—Booklist
"For those who like their nonsense epic and just a bit gory, the large scale scenes of glowering creatures and a triumphant warrior give new life to the poem."—School Library Journal