Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

By Jonathan Swift; Harriet Castor (Retold by); Fernando Juarez (Illustrator)
(Carlton Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9781847325563, 1pp.)

Publication Date: December 2010

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After a shipwreck strands him far from home, ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver embarks on a series of remarkable adventures. From the tiny but fierce Lilliputians to the horselike Houyhnhnms and unruly Yahoos, the incredible things Gulliver encounters will spark children's imaginations.
Special features include:
o Gulliver's Travel Guide to the kingdoms he visits
o Mini booklet about the people and customs of Lilliput
o Flap for a pop-up traveling box
o Pull-tab flying island that moves
o Slider showing ghosts appearing
o A spectacular pop-up ship

About the Author
Jonathan Swift was born on November 30, 1667, in Dublin, Ireland. His father had died several months earlier, and his mother decided Swift should be raised by relatives. Growing up, Swift enjoyed reading and writing. In 1682, he graduated from Trinity College in Dublin, and then traveled to England with dreams of becoming an important church member. He soon returned to Ireland, however, to continue his education and eventually become the dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral. In the meantime, Swift never lost his love for writing. In 1726, he published Gulliver's Travels, a story that is still popular today.

Harriet had her first book published by Puffin when she was justtwelve. She is now an established author who has contributed toFranklin Watts' Famous People, Famous Lives series.

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