Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland by Jon Scieszka

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The fantastical tale of a young girl chasing her White Rabbit has delighted children since Lewis Carroll wrote it generations ago. Here his Wonderland shines anew, viewed through the looking glasses of two incomparable artists.

Mary Blair’s vibrant art helped shape the look of Walt Disney’s classic animated film. Collected in a picture book for the first time, her illustrations capture the essence of such memorable characters as the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter with stunning immediacy. Jon Scieszka’s captivating text celebrates all that is curious—and all that is nonsensical—about the world that holds Alice spellbound, from a deliciously absurd tea party to the spectacle of a kingdom of playing cards . 
Brimming with wit and wonder, this sparkling retelling will enchant readers from the moment Alice falls down the rabbit hole, whether or not they’ve made the journey before.
 

About Jon Scieszka

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Jon Scieszka is the author of dozens of wildly popular, critically acclaimed children's books, including The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Caldecott Honor recipient, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales; and Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals for Beastly Fables, all illustrated by Lane Smith. He is also the author of the Time Warp Trio book series. Mr. Scieszka lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.Mary Blair (1911-1978) was one of Walt Disney's most brilliant conceptual designers. During her 34 years with the company, she helped define the look of such film classics as Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. In addition to her work on animated films, Ms. Blair brought her unique style to children's books, advertisements, theatrical set designs and theme park attractions. She remains one of the most respected artists in the history of animation.
 
Published September 2, 2008 by Disney Press. 64 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As with 2007's Walt Disney's Cinderella, written by Cynthia Rylant, this volume showcases the color sketches of Blair, who was a production designer for many of Disney's classic animated films.

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As with 2007's Walt Disney's Cinderella, written by Cynthia Rylant, this volume showcases the color sketches of Blair, who was a production designer for many of Disney's classic animated films.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Walt Disney's Alice in Wonder...

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Collected in a picture book for the first time, her illustrations capture the essence of such memorable characters as the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter with stunning immediacy.

Sep 02 2008 | Read Full Review of Walt Disney's Alice in Wonder...

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