By Author / Illustrator
Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell
Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed edition. A perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic.
First published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll's iconic story has been loved and enjoyed by generations of children.
This edition presents Lewis Carroll's complete text, with illustrations from Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell. Published 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, also the political cartoonist of his time, Chris Riddell's illustrations set a new bar in terms of excellence with his unique, rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world.
With the curious, quick-witted Alice at its heart, readers will not only rediscover characters such as the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire Cat but will find fresh and wonderful creations of these characters by a true master of his art,; images that will live in our hearts and minds for generations to come.
Alice's mind wanders as she grows tired of watching her sister read. A white rabbit catches her eye. Not just any old rabbit, but a remarkable, talking one! Curiosity overcomes young Alice and without thinking, she follows the rabbit down a rabbit hole. Down, down she falls. On and on. Until, THUMP! With darkness all around, it could be that her adventure ends. But no. The rabbit is still in sight! Alice's adventure through this strange and unusual world continues as she is met with a passage way of locked doors. Could this mark the end to the adventure? No! A golden key is sat upon a table. More challenges arise as the key opens the door to a rather unusually small passage. With nowhere to go and feeling a bit deflated about the strange happenings, Alice returns to the table to discover a bottle with a label reading, drink me! A drink to shrink and a cake to grow later, how will Alice's adventure continue? Will she find and follow the White Rabbit? And will there be a happy ever after? A delightful introduction to the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. With challenge and resolution throughout, the reader is left engaged and waiting to see what follows. Detailed sketches support the text and are an eye catching way to stay engaged. Children will love predicting the next event whilst thinking about 'what if?' 320 pages / Ages 7+ / Reviewed by Maria Faithorn, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+