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Title:
Lewis Carroll
Author:
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Poems. Selections
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
48 pages ; 27 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 4 Quiz: 23403 Guided reading level: Z.
ISBN:
9780806955414
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

With fantastic characters and enchanting language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands children have always loved to visit. These 26 selections from his classic works have never lost their fascination. "Softly realistic, period-style watercolors effectively highlight the mood of each selection....vocabulary or context notes on just about every page, and the book opens with a brief but illuminating biography."-- School Library Journal . "The illustrations are well-matched to Carroll's texts. Colorful watercolors provide plenty of action and excitement on every page."-- Lorgnette .


Author Notes

Charles Luthwidge Dodgson was born in Daresbury, England on January 27, 1832. He became a minister of the Church of England and a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was the author, under his own name, of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, Symbolic Logic, and other scholarly treatises.

He is better known by his pen name of Lewis Carroll. Using this name, he wrote Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He was also a pioneering photographer, and he took many pictures of young children, especially girls, with whom he seemed to empathize. He died on January 14, 1898.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. Much of the sly, entertaining, and sometimes just plain odd poetry that is scattered among Lewis Carroll's books is gathered here. Some of it is excerpted, and there's not always a clear indication of its source. However, there are nice introductions providing a bit of background (the "White Knight's Song" is a takeoff on Wordsworth, for example), and the occasional difficult word is glossed at the end of each poem. Eric Copeland's pictures are vigorously painted watercolors that reflect the daft or daffy text well and also support the one or two more serious verses. In a few cases, the text floats over a full illustration and is a bit hard to read. The anthology does provide a rollicking opportunity to read "Jabberwocky" and part of "The Hunting of the Snark" aloud, always a diverting occupation, but it might be more fun to open Alice and, as was said to her, "begin at the beginning." --GraceAnne A. DeCandido


Publisher's Weekly Review

The Poetry for Young People series adds Lewis Carroll, edited by Edward Mendelson, illus. by Eric Copeland. All the favorites can be found, from "The Walrus and the Carpenter" to the classic "Jabberwocky," and annotations supply definitions for challenging vocabulary. Copeland, meanwhile, works against the indelible John Tenniel images with robustly colored art, the realistic grounding of which throws the absurd elements into droll relief. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-This series title focuses on the poetry of the famous British writer. Softly realistic, period-style watercolors effectively highlight the mood of each selection. Most of the pieces are given their own page or a double-page spread. While the type is small, the format is large enough to be successful with small groups. The jokes and language that Carroll used are sometimes lost on modern audiences and may need explaining. As with the earlier titles, there are vocabulary or context notes on just about every page, and the book opens with a brief but illuminating biography.-Cris Riedel, Ellis B. Hyde Elementary School, Dansville, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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