Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll's timeless classic brought to life by one of the most revered children's book illustrators of our time! Suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" Lewis Carroll's masterpiece, an exuberant mix of fun and fantasy, logic and lunacy, silliness and droll splendor, revolutionized children's literature. Its influence has been immeasurable, and the story's cast of characters, including Alice herself, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat, hold a beloved place in our culture. Now Helen Oxenbury, one of the world's most acclaimed illustrators--whose many books for children include the award-winning FARMER DUCK, by Martin Waddell, as well as her Tom and Pippo books--has brought her own special brand of magic to Lewis Carroll's classic. And ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND is Helen Oxenbury at her very best. Her vision of Alice is unique and modern. Her Wonderland is fresh, whimsical, and lovingly created. With more illustrations than any other edition, this beautiful volume has all the warmth, depth of emotion, humor, and acute observations of people and animals for which Helen Oxenbury's work is so highly regarded. Join us in celebrating a major artistic achievement! And welcome back--to a Wonderland that is as astonishingly new as it is joyously familiar.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1999.
Edition: First Candlewick Press edition
ISBN: 9780763608040
Branch Call Number: j F CARROLL
Characteristics: 206 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oxenbury, Helen


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Aug 09, 2017

I understand that the Alice books have a huge following, but I will not be joining that group. Literary nonsense is not for me. I love the Jabberwocky poem, but it was meant to be brief and interesting for that moment. Trying to draw it out into a plotless smorgasbord of gibberish was where I felt this went wrong. Perhaps if I'd been younger I would more enjoy ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, but as an adult, it's just not for me. It seems that the only thing interesting about Wonderland would be the visuals and the imagery that it's built on does not lend itself well to a non-visual medium, such as this book. I know it's short, I know it's meant for the kids, but I just thought it was a waste of time with no meaning and, for me, if I can't reflect upon it afterwards and feel I've taken something away from it, I simply don't care. I wouldn't recommend ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

Aug 01, 2017

I too, have read this amazing work as an adult, only after constantly bumping into those characters, in works of other great authors. Reading about Alice in her Wonderland reminds me of George Orwell's Animal Farm, first as a fable; then as a didactic piece of art. Alice in the wonderland, looks like the origin of Magical realism!

Feb 16, 2017

There are so many things that one notices, or would notice, at different stages in life. The characters of Alice in Wonderland are all so uniquely their own, I wonder how Lewis Caroll got the idea? Could it be possible that he had a dream? As most know, this childhood story is quite the entertaining one, with frequent bumps and turns throughout, and lacking in no concepts. There are a few things that may overlap in the movie, or aren't there in general but I do think the movie was great too. I personally think that this book can be read to anyone of any age, as long as they have the patience to listen. 4/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Oct 08, 2016

Reading "Alice in Wonderland" as an adult is quite a different experience from reading it as a child. Each in their own way delights. As a child I saw the wonder in it and now I saw the cleverness. Some of the statements which may have seemed like nonsense were actually great examples of logic. For example, when the March Hare asks Alice to "take some more tea," she is offended. "I've had nothing yet, so I can't take more." to this the Hatter retorts, "You mean you can't take LESS.; It's very easy to take more than nothing." The book is full of such statements which make for excellent reading.

Aug 27, 2016

I'd never read this before so it was nice to do that. I've read books based off this one that I absolutely loved so it was too bad I didn't like this one more.

Jul 21, 2016

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was originally published in 1865. I remember when I was watching the movie, (which I never do until I have read the book) and I really enjoyed it. There were a few differences from the movie but while reading the book, I realized that it was sort of dark to be considered a children’s book with many mentionings of being beheaded by the red queen. However this book is pretty suitable for both kids and adults because adults can think back on this classic and this is something that can entertain the kids. This book is less than a hundred pages so if you have an hour or two, depending on how fast you read, this is the perfect book to read. - @ShayReads of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 29, 2016

The pictures are amazing, and the story is pretty good. You get to meet many different types of creatures. It is not a bad book.

Jan 11, 2016

A fun read to the kids but some of the words and concepts were a little big for my 4 and 5 year olds.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

One hot summer's day, Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and straight into Wonderland. Things turn "curiouser and curiouser" as she meets the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter.

Jul 12, 2015


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