As featured by Toni Whitmont in the February Booktopia Buzz.
'So many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible' Alice in Wonderland
Alice is one of the most beloved characters of English writing. A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match. This immensely witty and unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, to provide an astute depiction of the experience of childhood.
About the Author
Lewis Carroll (1832-98), whose real name was Charles Dodgson, taught mathematics at Oxford University and wrote ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND for a real little girl called Alice Liddell. Later he wrote THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, and the two Alice stories are among the most famous books ever written for children.
"A book of wonder and nonsense laced with lethal wit" Guardian "Without these two books in my childhood I doubt whether my imagination would have developed at all" -- Kate Atkinson "A marvellous confidence in the primacy of the imagination" -- Will Self "Two nightmare destinations. Wonderland and Looking Glass. The more I read these books, the darker they shine. Carroll operates on language like a cruel, crazy surgeon" -- Jeff Noon "Precise, dream-like, subversive" -- Quentin Blake Independent on Sunday
Series: Vintage Classics
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 8th February 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.24