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The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book


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The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book

30 review for Gulliver's Travels (Great Illustrated Classics)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nadin Adel

    In the land of the dwarfs and in the land of the giants. A story abridged and illustrated for young readers. Was amusing and cute, however not my cup of tea. My FOURTH read for this vacation!!😍😜😁

  2. 4 out of 5

    BookishStitcher

    This was an extremely fast read, and I was hoping to count it towards reading all of the books of the Great American Read that I hadn't read yet. Alas after research this edition was heavily abridged. So I probably should go find another edition and read it again. I don't know if I really want to do that though. This was an extremely fast read, and I was hoping to count it towards reading all of the books of the Great American Read that I hadn't read yet. Alas after research this edition was heavily abridged. So I probably should go find another edition and read it again. I don't know if I really want to do that though.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    A fun, kid-friendly adaptation of a beloved classic.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Findley

    Another excellent adaptation by Malvina Vogel for GIC. Much of the satire that Swift put into his works is toned down or gone, but this is for the younger set, so it's not a loss for them, only the parents who might be reading it to them. The difference between being powerful and powerless is still on full display however. Gulliver goes from controlling the destiny of entire nations to being little more than a circus animal on display, and treated far worse. If used correctly by parents, this can Another excellent adaptation by Malvina Vogel for GIC. Much of the satire that Swift put into his works is toned down or gone, but this is for the younger set, so it's not a loss for them, only the parents who might be reading it to them. The difference between being powerful and powerless is still on full display however. Gulliver goes from controlling the destiny of entire nations to being little more than a circus animal on display, and treated far worse. If used correctly by parents, this can be an excellent tool for teaching kids how to conduct themselves and treat others when they are in the same positions later in life. The lessons can apply to personal and professional relationships. That they are also fun to read is just a bonus for everyone. Find it! Buy it! READ IT!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Vijay

    One of the earliest political and sociological satires. A crucial lesson from reading Gulliver's Travels is to know the importance of language in preserving the culture and lifestyle of people living in a particular region. This work also makes us realize the importance of politeness and tact in handling situations filled with human foolishness. What could be a better way for Gulliver to know all these other than an incredible voyage! One of the earliest political and sociological satires. A crucial lesson from reading Gulliver's Travels is to know the importance of language in preserving the culture and lifestyle of people living in a particular region. This work also makes us realize the importance of politeness and tact in handling situations filled with human foolishness. What could be a better way for Gulliver to know all these other than an incredible voyage!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brandy Sharpe

    Better than the other versions which are vastly verbose.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniel and Rebekah Eikum

    Strange flow of plot but fine for reading with a six year old. Kept us both guessing. The amount of made up words was striking (Brobdingham, Glumdalclitch... etc)!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Graham Hill

    This adaptation of the classic novel Gulliver's Travels, is a perfect read for older KS1 and KS2 children, and would work well for a teacher as a class book. The imaginative and descriptive language used in this short and snappy version means that children will find themselves hooked to the story and their imaginations working overtime. Alvaro Fernandez' illustrations throughout the book are striking and bright, and further help the reader to picture the fantasy worlds of Lilliput and Blefuscu. This adaptation of the classic novel Gulliver's Travels, is a perfect read for older KS1 and KS2 children, and would work well for a teacher as a class book. The imaginative and descriptive language used in this short and snappy version means that children will find themselves hooked to the story and their imaginations working overtime. Alvaro Fernandez' illustrations throughout the book are striking and bright, and further help the reader to picture the fantasy worlds of Lilliput and Blefuscu.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Judith

    heavily abridged children's version. more folk tale than satire. heavily abridged children's version. more folk tale than satire.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Took the kids to Panera and read this book to them to get away from the pool building noise next door. Turned something annoying into something fun :)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bjorn B

    November Book Report Gulliver's Travels Malvina G. Vogel (Adapter) The remade classic book, Gulliver's Travels is about a doctor who likes to travel resulting for him ending up in two very different unknown lands. Gulliver is the main character who is searching for a way to make it back home to the world he knows. The only way he can accomplish this is to gain trust by the tiny people, and very huge people of these two unknown worlds. When he finally got home from being stranded with the little peo November Book Report Gulliver's Travels Malvina G. Vogel (Adapter) The remade classic book, Gulliver's Travels is about a doctor who likes to travel resulting for him ending up in two very different unknown lands. Gulliver is the main character who is searching for a way to make it back home to the world he knows. The only way he can accomplish this is to gain trust by the tiny people, and very huge people of these two unknown worlds. When he finally got home from being stranded with the little people. He goes back to sea, and gets stranded again, but this time with people over 50 feet tall. Gulliver finds himself in countless dangerous situations as he try to please the people tiny, and big people to be able to go back home to the normal world. Gulliver's Travels has several themes, but the most noteworthy theme that the story expresses is to always be open minded. Gulliver has lost all of which is vital to him in the story. He can't go back to his family back in Europe. Also he is stranded in a two very different world, one with very tall people, and one with very little people. Gulliver always keeps an open mind and learns new languages from these two different people. He entertains, serves, and helps the people who have showed him mercy, when he was stranded. He learns how to read, and is accepted by the new people. He also humble asks if he can set sail to sea, to hopefully be able to find his family again.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    I read this abridged version in hopes that it would give me an overview of the story and pique my interest to read the original. It did not accomplish this task. I understand that the story is satire, painting a caricature of religious disputes, of the time period's conflicts between England and France, and of humankind in general; however, while I may agree with parts of Gulliver's view on humanity's tendency towards useless disputes, I certainly didn't enjoy the read. I suppose Swift actually I read this abridged version in hopes that it would give me an overview of the story and pique my interest to read the original. It did not accomplish this task. I understand that the story is satire, painting a caricature of religious disputes, of the time period's conflicts between England and France, and of humankind in general; however, while I may agree with parts of Gulliver's view on humanity's tendency towards useless disputes, I certainly didn't enjoy the read. I suppose Swift actually did manage to accomplish his goal: "to inform, and not to amuse you."

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jolie

    So...picked this up from a local library as part of a reading challenge for 2021. The category: a classic you’ve never read. And I have to say I still haven’t read it. LOL! I forgot that I had a comic book/graphic novel of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS as a kid, and I’m not sure which was a more simplistic version of the book, this edition or the comic book. Needless to say I feel as if it hardly qualifies as reading a classic...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Hofacker

    I read this book to my two younger boys. It was a difficult book to get through, but a pretty good story. Even with the language revised for children to be able to understand, the names of characters and settings made the story difficult to read and follow.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Heather Jacobsen

    Liked the story, but wasn’t impressed with the version. I don’t know what I was expecting. It’s a children’s version. I read it to my kids. But I’ve read plenty of other children’s books with good literary style...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Dylan

    This showed me that how traveling is somemuch quicker and it showed not whine so much in the car if it is a 2 hour car ride.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sam Weigert

    Same as the other Great Illustrated Classics.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nichole Ostrander

    While this version is not so wordy. It does not even tell big parts of the story. The original was hard to read as it used many big and unnecessary words, but this verison was missing quite a bit.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Brandi Fox

    A great format for transitioning to chapter books with my preschooler because of the illustrations on each page. He stayed engaged and followed along very well.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Isaiah N

    The book i'm doing my report on is ,Gullivers travels, I liked the book so you will like it, it is my favorite book I have ever read and I encourage you to read it, the book is about Gulliver traveling around the world. Gulliver is a man who wanted to see the world so he traveled on a boat, but then he crashes on an island, when Gulliver crashes on the island he is knocked out and laying on the ground tied up by the little people in their village. later on in the book Gulliver escapes from the v The book i'm doing my report on is ,Gullivers travels, I liked the book so you will like it, it is my favorite book I have ever read and I encourage you to read it, the book is about Gulliver traveling around the world. Gulliver is a man who wanted to see the world so he traveled on a boat, but then he crashes on an island, when Gulliver crashes on the island he is knocked out and laying on the ground tied up by the little people in their village. later on in the book Gulliver escapes from the village and ends up in another village, but the people on that island are nicer, then one time the castle catches on fire and spits on it then escapes where a bird picks him up and drops him on a boat were he travels bck home safely, even though he got back to his family and has had a bad experience he still travels. the end.

  21. 5 out of 5

    ShepherdsDelight

    85/100 (= 5.0/6) ≈ 5 Stars ----------------------------------------- Only half of the original story, so of course I'm wondering about the other two parts (about talking horses and flying islands). Maybe someday we'll check out a movie version with all four parts (I don't think the original unabridged novel will ever make it into my reading list). For the kids, it was an extremely fun and very educational read. 85/100 (= 5.0/6) ≈ 5 Stars ----------------------------------------- Only half of the original story, so of course I'm wondering about the other two parts (about talking horses and flying islands). Maybe someday we'll check out a movie version with all four parts (I don't think the original unabridged novel will ever make it into my reading list). For the kids, it was an extremely fun and very educational read.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Harry Collier IV

    I have not ready the original but this book was fun. I bought the adapted version by mistake and will read the original soon. I do realize that this book is lacking most of the satire and the substance of the original but it still was a decent afternoon read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Miley Family

    Taking this one week by week allowed for the children to ask questions and figure things out for themselves. They even wanted to act out portions of the book for family night. This was a fun way to get the children to enjoy.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Thebookworm32

    I think that though I may have gone crazy. The smooth effortless flow of the book shows the story while creating the problem like a jigsaw. As you follow Gulliver into his new surroundings it creates a seamless problem and solution. This is to smooth to be true.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Aj

    I liked this story a lot. It is a great book, but I didn't like the movie much. I liked this story a lot. It is a great book, but I didn't like the movie much.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marts (Thinker)

    Follow Gulliver as he encounters the Lilliputians, the Brobdingnag giants, the Laputa scientists, hmmm, who doesn't he meet, makes you want to be a castaway for a while. Follow Gulliver as he encounters the Lilliputians, the Brobdingnag giants, the Laputa scientists, hmmm, who doesn't he meet, makes you want to be a castaway for a while.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    6.5 -- fun read. I'm going to have my 8yo nephew read this edition too. I'll go to library and pick up an unabridged version to read myself... 6.5 -- fun read. I'm going to have my 8yo nephew read this edition too. I'll go to library and pick up an unabridged version to read myself...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Judah

    it is interesting and boring AND entertaining.I would not say"read and you will like it" it is interesting and boring AND entertaining.I would not say"read and you will like it"

  29. 5 out of 5

    Stacia Fagan

    Connor loved it. We love these illustrated books series in particular. There are pictures on every other page. We finished this one in a week and Connor read ahead on his own.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sanz

    My children and I really enjoyed reading this classic together. Totally silly and imaginative.

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