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The Hunting of the Snark

Chris Riddell Lewis Carroll



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25 June 2019
Children's & Educational; Poetry (Children's&YA); Classic fiction (Children's&YA)
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap.

First published by Macmillan in 1876, Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark, features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass.

This irresistible paperback edition features an introduction from and artwork by Chris Riddell. The wonderful characters are vividly brought to life with both Chris's black and white illustrations and his colour artwork, making it a perfect gift for any poetry lover.
By:   Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by:   Chris Riddell
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   248g
ISBN:   9781529006957
ISBN 10:   1529006953
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   25 June 2019
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, Dodgson was a mathematics tutor at Christ Church College, Oxford, where he met Alice Liddell, daughter of the dean, and inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, have delighted children all over the world for 150 years. Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.

Reviews for The Hunting of the Snark

Chris Riddell provides bold illustrations, which genuflect to Henry Holiday's charismatic ink originals while having a personality of their own. --Times Chris Riddell is an extraordinary talent--this is a wonderful book, an edition of the Snark to be treasured, and Macmillan are to be congratulated for marking the 150th anniversary of this fabulous book with such an exquisite edition. --Books Monthly This cherishably beautiful hardback of Carroll's epic nautical nonsense poem has absorbing illustrations by the incomparable children's laureate, Chris Riddell. --Sunday Times Deceptively harmless-looking monsters and caricatures in fantastical period dress add broad comic notes to Carroll's tale of a party of bumbling hunters in search of a fabled quarry. Catching the flavor of the 1876 original, the verses in this edition are printed in widely spaced lines on heavy, cream-colored stock, with a ribbon for a place marker and meticulously detailed illustrations--mostly fine-lined ink drawings but some in color--on nearly every page. --Kirkus Reviews

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