The classic tale of that ever-curious little girl who tumbled down a rabbit hole into Wonderland has enchanted readers for nearly 140 years. Today, Alice and the eccentric creatures that she meets-the Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter-continue to be among the most-loved characters in all literature. This deluxe facsimile of a rare edition, illustrated by beloved artist Arthur Rackham, is a sumptuous celebration of this timeless story. Painted with the dreamlike watercolors and subtle detail that brought Rackham international fame, the book's thirteen elegant full-color plates and fourteen black-and-white drawings make this a delightful keepsake for readers of all ages.
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has continuously delighted readers, young and old, for more than a century. This classic tale, interpreted by many outstanding artists over the years, is a remarkable story of one little girl who embarks on possibly one of the most amazing adventures in literary history. In this stunning special edition, Helen Oxenbury turns her hand to what is certainly no small project and has succeeded in surpassing expectation. More abundantly illustrated than other editions of the same work, this unabridged version is packed with contemporary and accessible interpretations of the kaleidoscope of characters--the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts--who have each captured the imaginations of generations of children. Alice herself is portrayed as a thoroughly modern miss--casually dressed, personable, and spirited--and her surroundings are brought to effervescent life with a warmth, depth, and distinctive sense of humor that perfectly complement the shenanigans of the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. (Ages 7 and older) --Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk