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Walrus and the Carpenter, The

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by WordSong (first published 1872)
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For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Annotated Alice (6) versus 1984 (22)

- Thank you for responding so quickly, Mr... Walrus, was it?

- Call me Wally. And this is Carpy.

- Pleased to meet you... Wally. Now...

- Say, where's the O'Brien geezer? The one what talked to 'umpty?

- Mr O'Brien is no longer with us. He had to be, um, liquidated.

- 'Appens, dunnit? Well, what can we do for you?

- We have a problem with Wonderland spies. They're infiltrating our organization. Getting into the ch
Oct 12, 2011 Aska rated it it was ok
In the story, the two characters, walrus and the carpenter, recruited the help of oysters to clean up the sand but in the end eaten all of them. It’s a poem that was recited in the story of Alice (Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There) when Alice encountered Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The illustrator brought the poem alive with all the important details depicted in each of the pages.

From the first verse, Lewis Carroll uses many elements in poetry. She personifies the sun, “he did
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Nov 16, 2013 Elizabeth Mcdonough rated it really liked it
I love poetry and I want to try to incorporate poetry into my classroom. Poetry is a great way for writers to express emotions and write from the soul. I think it is important for students to learn how to write using imagery. Imagery gives us a visual picture using words and it makes the writing so much more interesting. You can paint such a vivid picture when you use imagery. The poem, The Walrus and the Carpenter, does a great job of using imagery to give the reader a visual representation of ...more
Jul 13, 2012 Kath rated it it was amazing
Another children's book I love. From "Alice Through the Looking Glass" 1872

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
"If this were only cleared away,"
They said, "it would be grand!"

"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each."

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushe
Dione Basseri
This is, of course, the classic Carroll poem of randomness, cabbages, kings, and murder. Lots and lots of delicious murder. The entire thing is jaunty and quick, and, if your kid is okay with the Walrus and Carpenter's perfidy in eating all those little clams, good for a child's storytime. There's so, so many picture book versions out there to explore, so go and give them a little peruse until you find one you like. Or you might simply go with the original illustrations. Or even the Disney anima ...more
Alicia Scully
This book gives new illustrations to the classic poem by Lewis Carroll. The specific section from Carroll's original _Alice_ text has been taken to give a brief look at the work for young viewers to enjoy. The illustrations are quite entertaining and well done, but the oysters have extremely human faces and are dressed as humans. It may be upsetting for a younger audience because of this.
Fun poem. It is like apologizing to someone while you are hurting them but having every intention to do so.
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Shelves: poetry, politcs
Substitute Bush and Cheney. Makes for a more contemporary read.
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The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer.

His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.

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