Snark: Being a True History of the Expedition that Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock...and its Tragic Aftermath

Author(s): Lewis Carroll & David Elliot

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Gabriel Clutch was a thief and a liar but he was right about one thing. He told me he had a great secret in his collection that would shake the literary world to its roots if it ever got out ... 

So begins the delightfully dark Snark, a tumultuous romp through worlds created by Lewis Carroll and here brought to life through the vivid imaginings and fabulous art of award-winning author and illustrator David Elliot. 

What exactly did happen to the Snark expedition? Did his dagger-proof coat protect the Beaver from the Butcher? What befell the Boots in the Tulgey Wood? Who fell foul of the Jabberwock? The Bandersnatch? The Jub-Jub Bird? And, finally, the big question: what precisely is a SNARK ...?

  David Elliot’s hero, the Boots, here reveals the whole truth for the first time, from his recruitment to the Snark expedition, to his return from a journey of unimaginable, death-defying adventure ... 

In this charming book for grown-up children of all ages, David Elliot is at his spellbinding and artistic best.     


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Margaret Mahy Book of the Year - NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017

Winner of the 2017 Russell Clark Illustration Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017

General Fields

  • : 9781877578946
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : November 2016
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lewis Carroll & David Elliot
  • : Hardcover
  • : David Elliot
  • : English
  • : 808
  • : 208