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"Jabberwocky": One of literature's best bits of nonsense

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As Alice wanders through the dreamscape of Looking-Glass Land in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There," she happens across a book written in an unintelligible language. Inside, she discovers an epic poem filled with nonsense, fearsome creatures, and whimsical language. Dive into Carroll's legendary poem, "Jabberwocky" and see if you can make sense of the nonsense.

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Meet The Creators

  • Poet Lewis Carroll
  • Director Sjaak Rood
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Sjaak Rood
  • Sound Designer Sjaak Rood
  • Music Mark Nieuwenhuis
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
Additional Resources for you to Explore
Learn more about Lewis Carroll and read his poems by exploring these resources by the Poetry Foundation. To learn more about the words used in Jabberwocky and how the poem was written, visit this page.
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Meet The Creators

  • Poet Lewis Carroll
  • Director Sjaak Rood
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Sjaak Rood
  • Sound Designer Sjaak Rood
  • Music Mark Nieuwenhuis
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott