Book Review: Lilliput by Sam Gayton

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A delightful and charming new take on Gulliver’s Travels, Lilliput by Sam Gayton proves you can be brave at any size.

lilliputInspired by Gulliver’s Travels, Lilliput is an exhilarating adventure filled with cunning escape plans, evil clock makers, and very talkative parrots. Join Lily as she travels through 18th century London over rooftops, down chimneys, and into chocolate shops on a journey to find the one place in the world where she belongs…home.

I adored this charming take on Jonathan Swift’s classic story, following the little Lillipution Lily as she tries to escape from Gulliver’s attic apartment and find her way back home. Along the way, she makes some unlikely friends and faces down some sinister foes.

Gayton’s writing is enchanting and inviting, bringing readers into Lily’s world. The story is lovingly enhanced by Alice Ratterree’s beautiful illustrations, which add another level of charm to Lilliput. The story is a quick read, but engaging and delightful all the same for readers of all ages. This is the perfect book for adults to read together with their kids — and opens to door to a whole world of literature, starting with Swift’s original story and exploring other works inspired by Gulliver’s Travels. (A wonderful author’s note at the end of the book explains the rich history of Gulliver “fan fiction.”)

Lilliput is in stores now.

 

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