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Abundantly illustrated with warmth and humour by Helen Oxenbury, the memorable cast of characters are to be found in all their glory here in this edition, from Alice herself to the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. Her illustrations complement quite beautifully Carroll's story of logic and lunacy that has delighted young and old alike since its first publication back in 1865.
It is part of the Walker Illustrated Classics, a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good.
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Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. Part of a series which brings together some of the best-loved stories, this book presents "Alice in Wonderland" illustrated with pictures.
A word from Helen Oxenbury:
I was introduced to Alice by my mother who had loved it as a child. She read it to me when I was about 8 and many of Carroll's jokes and much of his wonderful nonsense went over my head, but she must have passed on her enthusiasm, because I have read it many times since then and my enjoyment grows with each reading.
The Walker Illustrated Classics - Twelve large format classic children's books illustrated by today's finest artists will be published this year, perfect for building the definitive children's classic library:
The Wind in the Willows - January
Classic Poetry - February
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - March
The Secret Garden - April
The Jungle Book - May
Alice through the Looking Glass - June
Moby-Dick - July
Tales of Hans Christian Andersen - August
A Christmas Carol - September
Classic Fairy Tales - October
Gulliver's Travels - November
Pinocchio - December
'An 'Alice' for the new millennium, a triumph of design and rare quality. Helen Oxenbury perfectly captures the dreamlike qualities suggested in Carroll's famous classic.' Guardian
'The illustrations are glorious and faultless. Oxenbury's got everything right: atmosphere, emotion, character. her Alice is fesity and contemporary but timeless too.' Time Out
|Publication date:||2nd March 2009|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on January 27, 1832, the eldest son and third of eleven children born to Frances Jane Lutwidge and the Reverend Charles Dodgson. Carroll had a happy childhood. His mother was patient and gentle, and his father, despite his religious duties, tutored all his children and raised them to be good people. Carroll frequently made up games and wrote stories and poems, some of which were similar to his later published works, for his seven sisters and three brothers. He was educated at Richmond School in Yorkshire, Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford. Although his years ...More About Lewis Carroll