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The Illustrated Lewis Carroll

Ryan Van Cleave

64 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

In this gorgeous collection, twenty-five of Carroll's most beloved poems are illustrated with stunning, full-color collage artwork.

Though known chiefly for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll was a brilliant poet! Indeed, many of his works found their way into the world of Alice. 

The poems in this collection include "Jabberwocky," "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "You Are Old, Father William," "All in the Golden Afternoon," and many others. Brief commentary and helpful definitions accompany each poem, making The Illustrated Lewis Carroll among the most accessible—and beautiful—introductions to Carroll available. 

From the Introduction:

SUGGESTION 1: Enjoy the poems. This seems far more important than trying to puzzle out what the author meant (or what other people believe the author meant).

SUGGESTION 2: Engage with the poems by asking questions….

SUGGESTION 3: Be your own boss. Read the poems in order or jump around as you see fit. Share them or savor them all by yourself. Say them aloud or whisper their words in your heart.

Poetry makes life better. There is NO wrong way to experience a poem.

So, read on, dear friend. And thank you for choosing poetry.