Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Paperback)

By Lewis Carroll, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763620493, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2003

List Price: 16.99*
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“This illustration-driven edition of the classic tale appeals to booklovers of all ages. The perspective and design provide a satisfying experience for both the reader and the collector.”
— Camille DeBoer, Pooh's Corner, Grand Rapids, MI
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Description

"Oxenbury applies her finely honed instinct for a child’s perspective to create an Alice accessible to all ages. . . . An ideal first introduction to a lifelong favorite read." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

Welcome back to a Wonderland that is as astonishingly new as it is joyously familiar. Helen Oxenbury, one of the world’s most acclaimed illustrators, brings her special brand of magic to the Lewis Carroll classic in a handsome volume boasting more illustrations than any other edition - called a "masterpiece" by Parents’ Choice. Her Wonderland is exuberant, contemporary, and lovingly created, with all the warmth, depth of emotion, humor, and acute observations of people and animals for which the artist’s work is so highly regarded. An elegant, textured cover with flaps makes this a beautiful gift book.


About the Author

LEWIS CARROLL (1832-1898) was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, as English author and mathematician. His masterpiece, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, had modest origins: it was hand written and illustrated as a Christmas gift for a child friend, Lice Liddell. Three years later it was published as ALICE'S ADVENUTRES IN WONDERLAND under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll—to immediate and rousing success. It has since become one of the most beloved and well-known classics of all time.

Helen Oxenbury says that she enjoyed ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND when her mother read it to her as a child. The text still makes her laugh; even now she'll come across a passage of the book and think what wonderful nonsense it is. For today's children, she has made Alice a modern child, but otherwise, she says, it's just her view. Helen Oxenbury has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, as well as many other prestigious awards.


Praise For Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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06/21/2005
"Rarely is the word 'masterpiece' used in reviewing anything, but this unabridged edition of a classic definitely brings the word to mind, in hushed and reverent tones." --------

Publishers Weekly, starred review
11/01/1999
"...Oxenbury's [ALICE] brims with the fun and frights of a visit to an amusement park. In perhaps her most ambitious work to date, Oxenbury applies her finely honed instinct for a child's perspective to create an Alice accessible to all ages. An ideal first introduction to a lifelong favorite read." --------

New York Times Book Review, The
12/02/1999
"Altogether, the chill is gone from the appearance of a story that after all remains frightening in its upside-down, inside-out logic. If Helen Oxenbury has eased children's way to the enduring fascination of Lewis Carroll's text, then so much the better, and more power to her." --------

Book Page
01/01/2000
circ=800,000
"The volume is oversized, the typeface large and friendly, the margins generous. This beautiful book quietly takes Alice out of the inky hands of scholars and places her back in the hands of children, where she has always belonged."