Saturday, April 15, 2023

Today's read... Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Today's read is one almost all of you have heard of and know. Alice's trip to Wonderland gets a new edition (came out in February) and invites modern readers to join in her ever-loved adventures. Of course, I wanted to see what this new edition let's take a peek.

by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by John Tenniel
Aladdin Publishing
Middle Grade Fantasy / Classic
171 pages
ages 7 to 12

When Alice follows a rabbit down his rabbit hole, she enters a fantastical new world full of strange and illogical creatures. Life in Wonderland gets curiouser and curiouser as Alice stumbles from one predicament to the next: drinking potions that make her shrink and grow, inviting herself to a peculiar ea party, meeting a disappearing Cheshire cat, and playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts, who is a little too eager to behead her opponents. Enduringly popular since its first publication in 1865, Lewis Carroll's classic tale is an imaginative adventure that continues to enchant readers today.

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This classic released end of February this year with an inviting cover, slightly larger font and wide spacing for easy reading, and the wonderful illustrations many other readers have enjoyed through the years.

The tale is word for word (as far as I can tell after random comparisons) unchanged, staying true to Carroll's ever-loved classic. The illustrations are placed so they correlated well with the tale...and these are always a treat. Even the chapter headings have a little, swirly flair (as well as the page numbers) to give it a classic atmosphere. 

The book starts with the poem All in the golden afternoon and two illustrations before diving right into the beloved tale. The rest is just the story and illustrations, meaning there aren't any add-ins such as forewords, extra information, or anything of those sorts. It's the story generations have loved so they can continue to enjoy it.

And here they are...

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, and photographer. He is especially remembered for bringing to life the beloved and long-revered tale of Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass (1871).

Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) was an English illustrator and cartoonist, best known for his work in the magazine Punchand the Alice in Wonderland books.

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