The Walrus and the Carpenter

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Boyds Mills Press, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
The author's famous nonsense poem, recited to Alice during her encounter with Tweedledee and Tweedledum in the classic, Through the Looking Glass, is brought to jubilant life through richly colored paintings. Reprint.

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The walrus and the carpenter is a good story for young adults,and adults it is an enjoying juciy poem i loved it .Sure, did the oysters get fooled, lets not be like that lets not be fooled!!!!


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About the author (1998)

Born in Daresbury, England,in 1832, Charles Luthwidge Dodgson is better known by his pen mane of Lewis Carroll. 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 (1867), Symbolic Logic (1896), and other scholarly treatises which would hardly have given him a place in English literature. Charles Dodgson might have been completely forgotten but for the work of his alter ego, Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll, shy in the company of adults, loved children and knew and understood the world of the imagination in which the most sensitive of them lived. So he put the little girl Alice Liddell into a dream-story and found himself famous as the author of Alice in Wonderland (1865). Through the Looking Glass followed in 1871. In recent years Carroll has been taken quite seriously as a major literary artist for adults as well. His works have come under the scrutiny of critics who have explained his permanent attractiveness in terms of existential and symbolic drama: The Alice books dramatize psychological realities in symbolic terms, being commentary on the nature of the human predicament rather than escape from it. In addition to his writing, Carroll was also a pioneering photographer, and he took many pictures of young children, especially girls, with whom he seemed to empathize.

Jane Breskin Zalben is the author and illustrator of more than fifty children's books, including picture books, young adult novels, and cook books. She is particularly known for her sweet picture books about the young bear named Beni--one of which, Beni's Family Cookbook, was an ALA Notable Book. She has also illustrated versions of Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky and The Walrus and the Carpenter. Her latest books include Let There Be Light: Poems and Prayers for Repairing the World, and Hey, Momma Goose. A graduate of Queens College, she taught at the School of Visual Arts for many years and is a painter in the modern tradition. This is her first book with Harper. She is married to Steven Zalben who co-authored and co-created this book.

Saturday Night at the Beastro grew out of Jane and Steven's love of fine food and fancy wordplay. They live on Long Island, NY.

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