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A tour de force of illustration and design, JONATHAN SWIFT'S GULLIVER is a magnificent introduction to one of the most popular stories in the English language.
First published in 1726, Jonathan Swift's classic adventure story has long been a favorite with adults and children alike. This magnificent edition contains all of Gulliver's extraordinary voyages. Travel to Lilliput, land of the small, and Brobdingnag, land of giants; to Laputa, where inhabitants need to be hit on the head with sticks to remind them to talk; to Glubbdubdrib, island of ghosts and magicians; and finally, to the kingdom of the Houyhnhnms, where horses rule over humans.
Award-winning author Martin Jenkins has skillfully abridged the original novel, remaining true to its tone and humor while making it accessible to younger readers. He is brilliantly assisted by Kate Greenaway Medalist Chris Riddell, who brings to life the people, creatures, and kingdoms of Swift's searing imagination in wonderful panoramic detail.
First published in 1726, this classic adventure is back in this skillfully abridged version that remains true to the original novel's tone and humor, while making it accessible to younger readers. Full color.
First published in 1726, Jonathan Swift's classic adventure story is one of the most enduringly popular works of the English language. This accessible retelling contains all of Gulliver's extraordinary larger-than-life voyages. Skillfully abridged by Martin Jenkins, this lavish edition is magnificently illustrated by Chris Riddell, winner of the 2002 Kate Greenaway Medal.
About the Author
Martin Jenkins is the author of many acclaimed books for children, including GRANDMA ELEPHANT'S IN CHARGE, THE EMPEROR'S EGG, and CHAMELEONS ARE COOL. A lifelong fan of Jonathan Swift, Martin Jenkins lives in Cambridge, England.
Chris Riddell, author, illustrator, and political cartoonist for THE OBSERVER, has won several awards for his work, including a Smarties Silver Honor and the Kate Greenaway Medal for his acclaimed nonfiction book PIRATE DIARY. He lives in Brighton, England.