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Hinkler Illustrated Classics Alice in Wonderland

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  • Sales Rank:2,054,895
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:144
  • Publication Date:September 1, 2012
  • ASIN:B009QR82XU

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Synopsis
When Alice decides to follow a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, it is the start of her most extraordinary adventure in the nonsensical world of Wonderland. There she meets some strange and delightful characters, including the King and Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter, the Duchess, and the grinning Cheshire Cat. Lewis Carroll’s unforgettable story has enchanted young readers for nearly 150 years. The wonderful characters he created still live on around the world, in the dreams and imaginations of children today.
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Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is for most children pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young readers simply dive with Alice through the rabbit hole, pursuing "The dream-child moving through a land / Of wonders wild and new." There they encounter the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter, among a multitude of other characters--extinct, fantastical, and commonplace creatures. Alice journeys through this Wonderland, trying to fathom the meaning of her strange experiences. But they turn out to be "curiouser and curiouser," seemingly without moral or sense.

For more than 130 years, children have reveled in the delightfully non-moralistic, non-educational virtues of this classic. In fact, at every turn, Alice's new companions scoff at her traditional education. The Mock Turtle, for example, remarks that he took the "regular course" in school: Reeling, Writhing, and branches of Arithmetic-Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. Carroll believed John Tenniel's illustrations were as important as his text. Naturally, Carroll's instincts were good; the masterful drawings are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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When Alice decides to follow a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, it is the start of her most extraordinary adventure in the nonsensical world of Wonderland. There she meets some strange and delightful characters, including the King and Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter, the Duchess, and the grinning Cheshire Cat. Lewis Carroll’s unforgettable story has enchanted young readers for nearly 150 years. The wonderful characters he created still live on around the world, in the dreams and imaginations of children today.

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