The Walrus and the Carpenter

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Lewis Carroll's famous poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter", was originally published in 1871 in his book Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. It is a wonderful bit of nonsense, recited to Alice during her encounter with Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Now, "The Walrus and the Carpenter" is brought to life in a stunning picture book by acclaimed illustrator and author Jane Breskin Zalben. Her delicate, richly colored paintings of the portly Walrus, the dour Carpenter, and all the naive little Oysters...
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Overview

Lewis Carroll's famous poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter", was originally published in 1871 in his book Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. It is a wonderful bit of nonsense, recited to Alice during her encounter with Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Now, "The Walrus and the Carpenter" is brought to life in a stunning picture book by acclaimed illustrator and author Jane Breskin Zalben. Her delicate, richly colored paintings of the portly Walrus, the dour Carpenter, and all the naive little Oysters perfectly capture the playful spirit of Carroll's poem.

Carroll's famous and beloved nonsense poem is brought to life again in this stunning picture book by acclaimed illustrator Jane Breskin Zalben. Full-color illustrations throughout.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lewis Carroll's beloved nonsense poem about the walrus and the carpenter who amiably lure a bed of naive oysters to their dinner tablethen dine on themreaches new heights in nonsense with Zalben's full-color paintings. Eager for the treat promised by their hosts, a swarm of child-faced oysters swim the ocean with their coats brushed, faces washed and shoes clean and neat (``And this is odd, because, you know,/ They hadn't any feet''). After feasting on raw oysters and realizing his dinner guests are no longer with him, Zalben depicts the Walrus weeping bitter tears next to the empty shells and a blanket strewn with the poor oysters' tiny shoes. Tweedledum and Tweedledee are perfectly proper twits who introduce and deliver the poem, then discuss with Alice the morality of our hosts' odd behavior. A fine presentation of this delightful classic. (5-8)
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Gr 1-3 Zalben's wonderfully detailed double-page watercolors enhance Carroll's familiar poem. A companion volume to Jabberwocky Albert Whitman, 1985, this book should introduce many new readers to Carroll's special nonsense verse and perhaps entice them to read the complete Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass . Even children too young to understand Carroll's humor will be enticed by the illustrations, most of which contain enough detail to keep their attention for longer than a cursory glance. One illustration particularly stands out. As the oysters approach shore to supposedly dine with the walrus and his friend, there is clear warning of their impending doom: a tin of oysterette crackers and a plump jar of oyster saucebut the oysters approach undaunted. A few sensitive children might cringe at a later page showing the empty oyster shells and the 11 pairs of shoes abandoned on the sand, but the total delights of this book should override this concern. Barbara McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School , Severna Park, Md.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805000719
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1986
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
It's possible that if Lewis Carroll had never met Alice Liddell, he might have enjoyed a more peaceful lifetime and an obscure legacy. But his whimsical inventiveness touched everything he did, and a story he made up one afternoon for a little girl became one of literature's great classics, Alice in Wonderland.

Biography

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests -- in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 27, 1832
    2. Place of Birth:
      Daresbury, Cheshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 14, 1898
    2. Place of Death:
      Guildford, Surrey, England

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