Book Review: 'THE STORY OF GULLIVER', Retold by Jonathan Coe, Illustrated by Sarah Oddi.
This is a retelling of the classic 'Gulliver's Travels', published through the 'Save The Story' imprint of Pushkin Children's Books. Originally written by Jonathan Swift in 1726, it is a timeless tale recounting the many adventures of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's doctor turned captain. We find out what happens when a shipwreck causes him to drift onto an island filled with tiny people. Next, we follow him onto a land of enormous people. Then a flying island inhabited by mathematicians and scientists without much common sense. And finally, the country of the violent Yahoos and the Houyhnhnms, the noble race of talking horses.
Beautifully printed onto parchment-like paper, with quirky illustrations, the retelling enables this classic story to be discovered by a whole new generation of readers.