Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (pop-up style) illustrated by J Pavlin and G Seda
This beautiful pop-up book of Gulliver's Travels was published by Octopus Books Limited in 1979 in Prague, Czechoslovakia using the illustrations of J. Pavlin and G. Seda. It was originally published in 1977 with text in Czech by Artia. It is obviously a condensed version but very well done I think. In the story, Gulliver finds himself in a tumultuous storm and the ship he is sailing in meets a sad end. Gulliver, the sole survivor, finds himself washed ashore in a strange land called Lilliput. To these tiny people called Lilliputians he is a giant. Initially, he is not kindly received as he can't speak the language and make himself understood and so he is locked up. Finally, he receives a pardon but only on one condition.