written by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Graeme Base

Marvelous illustrations portray a wildly inventive version of "Jabberwocky" from Through the Looking Glass.

The rhythm of the poem is perfectly enhanced by detailed, dramatic full-color paintings. The primeval forest, fairly bursting from the pages with steamy vegetation of every description, is a fitting home for the variety of incredible creatures that dwell within. Jabberwock, Jubjub and Bandersnatch are uniquely fashioned from the artist's imagination. The warring elements of this fantastic adventure are in shart contrast: bleary-eyed, razor-toothed, with sharp tentacles, the Jabberwock swoops menacingly, while the fair-haired prince, thoughtful and courageous on his milk-white steed, seems virtuous and pure.

Fabulous Pictures

I have always enjoyed this nonsense poem but the magnificent paintings of this version really bring it to life.

Pat Gramling