Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition

Written by Lewis Carroll

Key Stage 2 Classic Fiction

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Lewis Carroll’s follow-up to Alice’s Adventures through the Looking Glass includes the introduction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee those most memorable of characters who famously fought over a brand new rattle. It is here, too, that the poem Jabberwocky first appeared and the poem ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’. Philip Ardagh celebrates the joyfulness of the adventures in his foreword to this volume.

One of a range of Macmillan Classics, beautifully produced hardback editions of some of the best-loved stories from the past. Each has a introduction by another author who, in their turn, have been influenced by the great writers of these books.

Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition Synopsis

Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up in the great looking-glass chess game and sets off to become a queen. It isn't as easy as she expects: at every step she is hindered by nonsense characters who crop up and insist on reciting poems.

Some of these poems, such as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' and 'Jabberwocky', are as famous as the Alice stories themselves.

Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by John Tenniel, colour plates, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Philip Ardagh, this beautiful hardback edition of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, which was first published by Macmillan in 1871, is a truly special gift to treasure.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447280002
Publication date: 26th February 2015
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Classic Fiction

About Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on January 27, 1832, the eldest son and third of eleven children born to Frances Jane Lutwidge and the Reverend Charles Dodgson. Carroll had a happy childhood. His mother was patient and gentle, and his father, despite his religious duties, tutored all his children and raised them to be good people. Carroll frequently made up games and wrote stories and poems, some of which were similar to his later published works, for his seven sisters and three brothers. He was educated at Richmond School in Yorkshire, Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford. Although his years ...

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