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Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
by by Lewis Carroll
Binding: Unknown Binding
ISBN:9781598950762

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Journey to Wonderland and through the Looking Glass with Alice. Meet the unforgettable characters of these two magical books, collected in one volume: the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and many others. Nothing is ordinary in the surprising worlds Alice finds herself in! Lewis Carroll's (1832 1898) popular books about Alice marked a turning point in children's literature for the first time, children's stories were primarily for fun, rather than for instruction or moralizing. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon.com Review /Source Content

'And what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'

Taking to heart his charming, insatiably curious heroine's words, Lewis Carroll worked many long hours (days, months...) with illustrator Sir John Tenniel to create the most perfect pictures imaginable for what were to become instant classics: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. When thinking about Alice and her dreamy surrealistic adventures down the rabbit hole and behind the looking glass, who can help picturing the golden haired girl in her lilac dress and striped stockings, gazing up at the Cheshire Cat or arguing with Tweedledum and Tweedledee? Tenniel's drawings remained black and white for over 40 years until 1911, when eight prints in each book were hand colored. Now, for the first time, every remaining illustration has been colored, making these the first editions to feature all of the original art in full color. Traditionalists need not worry: colorist Diz Wallis colored proofs taken from Tenniel's carefully preserved woodblocks, remaining faithful to his original drawings. The beautiful tones of these new hardcover editions look as natural as can be; they could just as easily be from the 19th century. (Ages 9 and older) Emilie Coulter


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