By Elliot, David
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 tumultous romp through worlds created by Lewis C...arroll and here brought to life through the vivid imaginings and fabulous art of awardwinning 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 Elliots 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, deathdefying adventure ...In this charming book for grown-up children of all ages, David Elliot is at his spellbinding and artistic best.Read more
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David Elliot is an author and illustrator of childrens books, based in Port Chalmers, Dunedin. He has won many awards for his work, including New Zealand Post Childrens Book of the Year in 2011 (with Margaret Mahy) for 'The Moon & Farmer McPhee'. 'Pigtails the Pirate' won Best Picture Book in the 2003 awards. As well as writing and illustrating his own books, David has illustrated numerous books by others, such as New Zealand authors Joy Cowley, Jack Lasenby and Margaret Mahy; UK writer Brian Jacques (author of the Redwall series), and US writers T.A. Barron (Great Tree of Avalon series) and John Flanagan (Rangers Apprentice and The Brotherband Chronicles). Henrys Map was selected by the prestigious School Library Journal in the US for its Best Books list in 2013. In 2011 David received the inaugural Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award, and in 2014 the Storylines Margaret Mahy Award.
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