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Book Title: Gulliver

Details: Author: Webb, Mary (Adapter)

Reading Age: 8 - 9

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN-13: 9781847176769

Number of pages: 80

Dimensions: 19.3 x 1.2 x 25.2 cm

Retail Price: €12.99

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Book Description
Enjoy this modern retelling of a perennial favourite, with exciting new illustrations!
Gulliver's Travels is a memorable classic that takes you into the amazing worlds travelled by Lemuel Gulliver. In Lilliput, he is a giant compared to the tiny people there, followed by the reverse in Brobdingnag, where Gulliver finds himself in a country of giants. Full of humour and adventure, these exciting stories have survived the centuries and are now retold and re-imagined with thrilling illustrations.

Review
beautifully illustrated (RTE Radio 1 Marian Finucane)
Lauren O'Neill has injected magic and wonder into each page (Wexford People)
beautifully illustrated, this beloved classic will definitely find a new readership (Woman's Way)
full of humour and adventure … thrilling illustrations … very enjoyable (Ireland's Own)

a great retelling of those first bits of the classic everyone knows, accompanied by marvellous pictures. A most cherishable slice of literary history for the young … excellent. First and foremost is the artwork. This is wonderful, packed with the best detail and joie de vivre … what is certain is that this intelligently crafted, and deliciously illustrated, version, that never even edges towards being old-fashioned nor patronising, is most evidently distinctive, and really quite distinguished (thebookbag.co.uk)

full of humour and adventure, these exciting stories have survived the centuries and are now retold and re-imagined with thrilling illustrations (ParentsinTouch.co.uk)

the illustrations are superb (Irish Examiner)

there is so much to adore about this classic tale … but it is the illustrations by Lauren O'Neill which make it shine (Irish Examiner)

[Swift] can rest easy in his grave in Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral in the knowledge that justice has been done to his work, at least as a wonderful children's adventure, in this latest accessible retelling (Evening Echo)

robust and lively retelling of Swift's classic and it will indeed have children hanging on Gulliver's every word … fantastical stuff, and often very funny. Webb doesn't duck any of Swift's scatological humour, and she keeps his satire fresh too - sadly many of his digs at human behaviour are as relevant today as they were in the 1700s. Lauren O'Neill's illustrations are equally vigorous and this is a thoroughly handsome edition … re-imagined with thrilling illustrations (lovereading4kids.co.uk)

great retelling of Jonathan Swift's classic story by Mary Webb. The illustrations are particularly beautiful … a really lovely book (thebookseekers.com)

About the Author

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), was the author of Gulliver's Travels, one of the world's greatest satirical fantasies. He was Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin from 1713-1745.

Lauren O'Neill is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Dublin. Originally from Wexford, she moved to Dublin to study Vis Comm in NCAD and now thinks of the city as home. Since graduating in 2006 she has worked mainly as a designer in branding and advertising but has recently begun to focus on illustration full time. Lauren has been an avid reader since childhood so illustrating books has been a lifelong ambition."

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