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Written by Jonathan Swift

Illustrated by Lauren O'Neill

Key Stage 2 Classic Fiction

LoveReading View on Gulliver

‘My name is Gulliver, and I have a tale to tell that will make your hair stand up and your mouth hang open.’ So starts Mary Webb’s robust and lively retelling of Swift’s classic and it will indeed have children hanging on Gulliver’s every word. Two of his best-known adventures are included: his experience in Lilliput, where he is a giant, and in Brobdingnag, where the people are giants. It’s fantastical stuff, and often very funny. Webb doesn’t duck any of Swift’s scatological humour, and she keeps his satire fresh too – sadly many of his digs at human behaviour are as relevant today as they were in the 1700s.  Lauren O’Neill’s illustrations are equally vigorous and this is a thoroughly handsome edition.  ~ Andrea Reece




Gulliver Synopsis

Enjoy this modern retelling of a perennial favourite, with exciting new illustrations! Gulliver's Travels is a memorable classic that takes you into the amazing worlds travelled by Lemuel Gulliver. In Lilliput, he is a giant compared to the tiny people there, followed by the reverse in Brobdingnag, where Gulliver finds himself in a country of giants. Full of humour and adventure, these exciting stories have survived the centuries and are now retold and re-imagined with thrilling illustrations.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847176769
Publication date: 9th November 2015
Author: Jonathan Swift
Illustrator: Lauren O'Neill
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 80 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Classic Fiction

About Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Irish author and journalist, the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Swift's best known work is Gulliver's Travels (1726).

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