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While walking on a hillside, an unusual line occurred to Lewis Carroll: "For the Snark was a Boojum, you see." Carroll later incorporated the phrase into a complete work that became the best-known nonsense poem of all time: "The Hunting of the Snark."

What could be more of a delight to young readers? Here in one book is Carroll's famed poem with its original illustrations by Henry Holliday, side by side with Martin Gardner's "Snarkteasers" - delightfully puzzling questions like these:

- Can you rearrange the letters of OCEAN to spell something in which one can

spend days in the ocean? But if the ocean is frisky, it's risky.

- Seven is certainly an odd number of coats to be wearing. Can you make the

number even by crossing out one letter?

- See if you can change one letter of SNAIL to make a word that describes a

sound made by certain wild animals. Next, try changing the first

two letters of SHARK to one letter and make a four-letter word

that describes a sound made by a certain tame animal.

Young Snark-hunters have been sailing along with that extraordinary sea-going crew in search of a Snark since the poem was first published a century ago. And Martin Gardner's Snarkteasers are sure to make their fantastic voyage more enchanting than ever before. A delightful dividend for Snark fans is the text of another famous Carroll poem, "Jabberwocky," complete with Sir John Tenniel's famous drawings.

Synopsis:

Seventy-five brain teasers relating to Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem "The Hunting of the Snark."

About the Author

Martin Gardner, the creator of Scientific Americans "Mathematical Games" column, which he wrote for more than twenty-five years, is the author of almost one hundred books, including The Annotated Ancient Mariner, Martin Gardners Favorite Poetic Parodies, From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley Jr., and Science: Good, Bad and Bogus. For many years he was also a contributing editor to the Skeptical Inquirer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879755836
Other:
Holiday, Henry
ill.:
Tenniel, John,
Illustrator:
Holiday, Henry
Author:
Gardner, Martin
Author:
Tenniel, John
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y. :
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Games & Activities - General
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Games / Gamebooks / Crosswords
Subject:
Games & Activities - Puzzles
Subject:
Children's poetry, English
Subject:
Children s-Games
Publication Date:
19900231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
9.32x6.25x.66 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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