Gulliver - Illustrated Edition by Jonathan Swift, Chris Riddell

Gulliver - Illustrated Edition

Written by Jonathan Swift, Chris Riddell
Part of the Walker Illustrated Classics Series

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Prize winning illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell combines his skills in his brilliant illustrations for Swift’s classic story and brings to life Swift's searing imagination in wonderful panoramic detail. He captures the magic of the tiny Lilliputians tying up a seemingly giant Gulliver, how the giants of Brobdingnag deal with a now tiny Gulliver and how the horses rule in the kingdom on the Houyhnhnms. The visual jokes will delight all ages. Martin Jenkins has skilfully adapted the original novel, remaining true to its tone and humour while making it accessible to younger readers.

It is part of the Walker Illustrated Classics, a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good. To view other titles in the Walker Illustrated Classics series go to our Classics genre and click the Illustrated tab.


Gulliver - Illustrated Edition by Jonathan Swift, Chris Riddell

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the National Literacy Association Wow! Award, and shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards.


This handsome book must be the year's most impressive illustrative feat. The Sunday Times

About the Author

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) is regarded as the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Martin Jenkins is a conservation biologist by trade and has written numerous children's books about the natural world. His book about penguins, Emperor's Egg, won the Times Educational Supplement Information Book Award.

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168 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd November 2009




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