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Jabberwocky by Daniel  Coleman
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Sep 25, 2011

really liked it
Read in September, 2011

Kids book...3 grade up.
The Jabberwocky has been my favorite poem since I was a kid (of course I bet a lot of people could say that) so I was wondering if this story could live up to expectations for me. Daniel Coleman did a really good job of taking the poem and turning it into a story. If you're ever thinking of reading the Alice books to your child, this would be a great place to start because it gets the reader used to the craziness that is Lewis Carrol.
I read The Annotated Alice about a year ago, and pulled it out to compare Coleman's definitions to the ones given in footnotes in the book. Lewis Carrol apparently wrote the definition of some of the words, but then they differed from his use of them in a story about a Snark, so several of the made up words had two different meanings and Coleman used one of the two.
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Amy Nielsen I like that you give an appropriate grade to your review! My daughter is in 2nd and its true, perhaps next year she would really like this book!

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