Sarah's Stars

Lewis Carroll. Jabberwocky.
Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
Kids Can Press  $18.95  ISBN 1-55337-079-1  33 pg.
Reviewed by Melissa, Age 13

This book made me think! It should do the same for readers out there who like poetry and thinking hard about what is being said within the words. It is difficult for me to describe what Jabberwocky is about. Each person gets a different meaning from the nonsensical poem. The poet’s words were mixed together, fitting one with another; catching my eye and making me want to understand. The illustrations did the same. Confusing and utterly, mind-boggling, it is a wonderful poem, and to this second, I am still looking at its contents, trying to make sense of it.

Jabberwocky has illustrations that make you think there are a million things to look at. Always discovering something new, with each glance at the pictures. The words … well, no other sentence can describe, this indescribable speech. I enjoyed this book to the up-most limits. It may be short, but it sure had a lot of messages, and other hidden secrets still to behold.

Jabberwocky earns 4 and one half stars, easily. Just short of five stars, for the simple reason, that I still can’t understand it!


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