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Sir John Tenniel - Illustrator

Sir John Tenniel was already a renowned cartoonist when he was invited to produce illustrations for Alice. His exquisite engravings are among the most iconic and best loved images in the world.His illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are considered to be his finest and most enduring achievement. They must also rank among the world's best-known children's images.mThe Dalziel brothers were commissioned to engrave the boxwood blocks on which Tenniel had made his drawings. The engravers advised Lewis Carroll that the engraved blocks should not be used for printing the illustrations in the books but instead they would act as the masters from which electrotype copies would be made. It was from these electrotypes that all the illustrations in the Alice books were printed with a resultant loss of definition. In 1985 the original wood engraved blocks were discovered in deed boxes belonging to Macmillan, the original publishers. Jonathan Stephenson at the Rocket Press was awarded the prestigious job of printing 250 sets from the blocks (the first time that they had been used) for worldwide distribution.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carousel Book
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
Children will love this doll's house version of Alice in Wonderland. The book opens out into a pretty carousel, turning six favourite episodes into tempting 3D scenes. It opens with everyone's favourite Drink Me scene, and also features the Mad...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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Wonderland: Alice in Poetry
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
Shortlisted for the CLPE Children's Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017 Lewis Carroll's Alice has been enchanting children for 150 years. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter are among the best-loved, most iconic...
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Format: Paperback | Released 22/09/2016
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children's books, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in 1865. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after...
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Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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Through the Looking Glass Little Folks Edition
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
Little books are somehow irresistible and this one is particularly appealing, both dainty and handsome with its cloth cover, gold sprayed edges and creamy paper. A shortened version of the original story, it contains the episodes most likely to appeal...
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Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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The Complete Alice Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 The classic stories of Alice and her journeys into Wonderland and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/07/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (150th Anniversary Edition with Dame Vivienne Westwood)
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
From her catwalk shows inspired by the Mad Hatter's Tea Party to her world famous twisted take on Britishness, Dame Vivienne Westwood has always seen the world through the looking glass. Now she has illustrated her favourite children's story by...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
A lovely hardback edition to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this world famous children's classic. A book that's chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children's books, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is as...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
The attractive small-sized format of this Little Folks Edition makes it a perfect gift for young readers. It includes 32 colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel which bring Carroll's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 26/02/2015
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The Nursery Alice
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
Adapted especially for younger readers by Lewis Carroll himself, this version is the perfect introduction to his magical story. The original edition, of which this is a reproduction, was...
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Format: Hardback | Released 26/02/2015
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Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell - illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
A favourite book chosen by Philip Pullman, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "Indispensable. The great classic beginning of English children's literature". Stepping through the Looking Glass, Alice enters...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/1994
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