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Gulliver's Travels A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

"Written almost 300 years ago when very little was known about the wider world, Jonathan Swift’s great adventure story about Gulliver provided readers with a wonderfully imaginative way of exploring uncharted lands. "

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October 2021 Book of the Month

When ship’s surgeon Gulliver sets off across the seas in search of adventure he has little idea what he will find. His two greatest discoveries are the countries of Lilliput and Brobdingnag. 

In Lilliput he finds a population of tiny people to whom he appears as a giant while in Brobdingnag the roles are reversed: Gulliver is tiny and Brobdingnags are giants. 

Swift uses Gulliver’s descriptions of his experiences in these contrasting countries to write a satirical commentary on his own society. His use of Gulliver’s altered relative size gives great scope for studying everyday events in a new way and makes a fine vantage point for telling the contrasting stories. Gulliver is an iconic figure in literature. Read aloud, this abridged edition with its impressionistic yet detailed illustrations by Robert Ingpen will make an excellent way to introduce the story about him to young readers.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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