Friday, February 23

Facts about Lewis Carroll

Learn Quick Facts about
Lewis Carroll.  


This week’s famous poet is Lewis Carroll. Last week’s famous poet was Oscar Wilde. 

Lewis Carroll is a famous poet. He started writing poems at a young age. He wrote quite a few poems during his lifetime. Lewis Carroll was also an author and mathematician. He was born in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. His parents’ names are Charles Dodgson and Frances Jane Lutwidge. He had ten siblings.


Keep reading to find out more about Lewis Carroll. 


Here is a list of some poems by Lewis Carroll: 

  • Jabberwocky
  • My Fairy
  • Lays Of Sorrow
  • Four Riddles
  • Echoes
  • A Nursery Darling
  • My Fancy
  • Life Is But A Dream



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Quick facts about Lewis Carroll: 

1. He was born January 27, 1832, in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. His full name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. 

2. Lewis Carroll was 65 years old when he died. He passed away on January 14, 1898. He is buried at Mount Cemetery in Guildford, Surrey, England. He died from pneumonia that was caused by influenza. 

3. The following is one of Lewis Carroll’s poems: 


Little maidens, when you look

On this little story-book,

Reading with attentive eye

Its enticing history,

Never think that hours of play

Are your only HOLIDAY,

And that in a HOUSE of joy

Lessons serve but to annoy:

If in any HOUSE you find

Children of a gentle mind,

Each the others pleasing ever—

Each the others vexing never—

Daily work and pastime daily

In their order taking gaily—

Then be very sure that they

Have a life of HOLIDAY.

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. When Lewis Carroll was a child, he had a bad fever that caused him to go deaf in one ear. He also developed a stutter when he talked. Some people think that his stutter is why he made himself the Dodo (Do Do Dodgson) in his book Alice in Wonderland.

5. Lewis Carroll also wrote over 8 books on Mathematics. Here is a list of some of those books:

  • The Fifth Book of Euclid Treated Algebraically
  • Symbolic Logic Part I
  • Symbolic Logic Part II
  • A Syllabus of Plane Algebraic Geometry
  • The Alphabet Cipher
  • The Game of Logic

6. Not only did Lewis Carroll write poetry; he also wrote children’s stories. Here is a list of some of those stories:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Alice’s Adventures Underground
  • Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
  • Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

7. Lewis Carroll had ten siblings. Here is a list of his sibling’s names: 

  • Frances Jane
  • Elizabeth Lucy
  • Caroline Hume
  • Mary Charlotte
  • Skeffington Hume
  • Wilfred Longley
  • Louisa Fletcher
  • Magaret Anne Ashley
  • Henrietta Harrington
  • Edwin Heron

8. Lewis Carroll was homeschooled until around the age of twelve. At twelve years old he was sent to Richmond Grammer School located in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Starting in 1846 he spent three years studying at the Rugby School.

9. In 1891 Lewis Carroll invented a nyctograph so he could read and write in the dark.


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Books about or by Lewis Carroll: 

1. Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Deborah Hautzig

2. Children's Poetry Book-Lewis Carroll Silly Time by Kate Coombs

3. Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll

4. Who Was Lewis Carroll by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso


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