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The wordsmith Lewis Carroll is famed for the freewheeling world of Wonderland in his beloved classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In this gloriously illustrated picture book, Carroll's childlike love of life is showcased alongside his brilliance at creating and adapting playful words and phrases. From brillig and uglification to frumious and chortle, the award-winning author Kathleen Krull uses many of Carroll’s own words to tell the story of a man who wanted to make children laugh and whose legacy continues to entertain and delight.
About the Author
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her online at kathleenkrull.com.
Júlia Sardà has illustrated everything from classic children’s books to concept art for merchandise and video games. She lives in Barcelona. Visit her online at juliasarda.com and on Instagram @juliasardaportabella.
★ "...A masterful accomplishment...This is an informative gem with lots of applicability and amusement for libraries, schools, and homes."
— Booklist, starred review
"The witty prose is aided and abetted by Sardá's illustrations, which breathe new life into the infamous characters from Carroll's life and Alice's adventures... Thoughtful and evocative, this book will bring a score of new readers to Carroll's impressive work." —Kirkus
"A dazzling spread of Alice chasing the White Rabbit through surreal flowers of scarlet and gold shows that [Sardà's] is a bold, versatile talent."—Publishers Weekly
"This fabulous short introduction to Carroll and the world and language he created is a great lead-in to his famous stories for young people."—School Library Journal, review