Michael Foreman's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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One of the greatest achievements in children's literature, Carroll's masterpiece introduces children to a whole world of humor, fun, and invention Featuring a bevy of characters and locations, Alice's world introduces young readers to the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the evil Queen of Hearts, the tea party and, of course, the rabbit hole that starts it all. Michael Foreman's watercolors beautifully capture the world of Wonderland in all of its glory.
 

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Born in Daresbury, England,in 1832, Charles Luthwidge Dodgson is better known by his pen mane of Lewis Carroll. He became a minister of the Church of England and a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was the author, under his own name, of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants (1867), Symbolic Logic (1896), and other scholarly treatises which would hardly have given him a place in English literature. Charles Dodgson might have been completely forgotten but for the work of his alter ego, Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll, shy in the company of adults, loved children and knew and understood the world of the imagination in which the most sensitive of them lived. So he put the little girl Alice Liddell into a dream-story and found himself famous as the author of Alice in Wonderland (1865). Through the Looking Glass followed in 1871. In recent years Carroll has been taken quite seriously as a major literary artist for adults as well. His works have come under the scrutiny of critics who have explained his permanent attractiveness in terms of existential and symbolic drama: The Alice books dramatize psychological realities in symbolic terms, being commentary on the nature of the human predicament rather than escape from it. In addition to his writing, Carroll was also a pioneering photographer, and he took many pictures of young children, especially girls, with whom he seemed to empathize.
 
Published July 9, 2010 by Pavilion. 176 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Drawing inspiration from Carroll’s own photography, Foreman brings fresh enthusiasm to an already wondrous tale. Unlike many depictions, his Alice is “dark-haired and elfin-featured” (per the illustra

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Drawing inspiration from Carroll’s own photography, Foreman brings fresh enthusiasm to an already wondrous tale.

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