Jonathan Swift's Gulliver

By Jonathan Swift; Martin Jenkins (Retold by); Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763647407, 167pp.)

Publication Date: July 13, 2010

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Now in paperback— A tour de force of illustration and design, JONATHAN SWIFT'S GULLIVER is a magnificent introduction to one of the most popular stories in the English language.

First published in 1726, Jonathan Swift's wonderful adventure has long been a favorite with adults and children alike. This skillful adaptation by award-winning author Martin Jenkins stays true to the original, in a magnificent edition featuring all of Gulliver's extraordinary voyages. Chris Riddell's illustrations capture the tale in panoramic detail, making for a peerless introduction to one of the most popular stories in the English language.




About the Author
Born in 1667, Jonathan Swift was an Irish writer and cleric, best known for his works Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, and A Journal to Stella, amongst many others. Educated at Trinity College in Dublin, Swift received his Doctor of Divinity in February 1702, and eventually became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. Publishing under the names of Lemeul Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, and M. B. Drapier, Swift was a prolific writer who, in addition to his prose works, composed poetry, essays, and political pamphlets for both the Whigs and the Tories, and is considered to be one of the foremost English-language satirists, mastering both the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. Swift died in 1745, leaving the bulk of his fortune to found St. Patrick's Hospital for Imbeciles, a hospital for the mentally ill, which continues to operate as a psychiatric hospital today.

Martin Jenkins has written numerous acclaimed books for children, including a retelling of Jonathan Swift's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and several nonfiction titles. He lives in Cambridge, England.
Brian Sanders is an illustrator whose work has appeared on book jackets, in pop-up books, and even on postage stamps. He lives in Essex, England.

Chris Riddell is an acclaimed British artist who lives in Brighton, England. He has written and illustrated many books of his own, including Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Ottoline Goes to School, and has illustrated, for Bloomsbury UK, The Graveyard Book; Coraline; and Fortunately, the Milk; as well as The Sleeper and the Spindle.
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