The Hunting of the Snark
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In 1959 Tove Jansson, the creator of Moomin Valley and its magical inhabitants, illustrated a Swedish edition of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark. It proved an inspired choice, as the enigmatic charms of Jansson’s illustrative style bring to life the beauty and strangeness of Carroll’s tale. Remarkably, amid the success of Tove Jannson’s Moomin books, her unique edition of The Hunting of the Snark was forgotten for over 50 years. Now, for the first time, these beautiful illustrations are matched with Carroll’s original English text, so that readers can encounter this wonderful adventure afresh.
Tate Publishing, 9781854379566, 64pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
About the Author
The author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) is the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson (1914–2001) is most famous for her much-loved Moomin characters, featured in one of the most successful children’s book series of all time, which has been translated into over 40 languages.