Alice in Wonderland is one of the most exciting and original books in world literature. Lewis Carroll's timeless tale of childhood whimsy has something to offer anyone with a curiosity to follow Alice down the rabbit-hole. This limited edition is distinguished by Iassen Ghiuselev's sublime and strangely delightful artwork. He plays masterfully with the original illustrations. Some of his characters, like the Mad Hatter, have a similarity to Tenniel's but, in a sense apart, his images are endowed with brilliant ideas and artistry that go beyond the tradition. His stroke of genius was to create one painting in which the entire story can be absorbed in a glance. The eerie dreamscape plunges viewers into perspective distortions that defy logic and invites them to travel through time and space like Alice herself. A tour de force in innovative book illustration and design, and an essential addition to every Alice in Wonderland collection.
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