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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 beautiful edition has an introduction by Chris Riddell and features his artwork. The Hunting of the Snark was first published by Macmillan in 1876.
About the Author
Lewis Carroll, the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson, is the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, has 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 Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth, and the Scavenger series.
"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
"This cherishably beautiful hardback of Carroll's epic nautical nonsense poem has absorbing illustrations by the incomparable children's laureate, Chris Riddell." —Sunday 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
"Chris Riddell provides bold illustrations, which genuflect to Henry Holiday's charismatic ink originals while having a personality of their own." —Times