Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

Retold by Harriet Castor, illus. by Fernando Juarez, Sterling/Carlton, $19.95 (28p) ISBN 978-1-84732-556-3
This lively interpretation of Swift's novel contains digital illustrations that look like stills from a CGI film. Readers can take part in lanky Gulliver's outlandish adventures by reading minibooklets, including "Advice for Travellers," and "The People and Customs of Lilliput" (the latter is appropriately tiny), and manipulating flaps and tabs. Castor and Juarez achieve a graceful balance between substantial text and buoyant images, while honoring the noble lunacy of Swift's original. Ages 8–up. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/08/2010
Release date: 12/01/2010
Genre: Children's
Paperback - 214 pages - 978-1-7259-3220-3
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