Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

In contrast to John Tenniel’s original depictions of Alice’s escapades down the rabbit hole, Helen Oxenbury brings us a modern Alice in a simple blue dress – finally free of that Victorian petticoat – and sets the visual tone for a warmer, more accessible presentation of this now classic story. Helen herself remembers how her mother read it to me when I was about eight and many of Carroll’s jokes and much of his wonderful nonsense went over my head, but she must have passed on her enthusiasm, because I have read it many times since then and my enjoyment grows with each reading’. With the story laid out here so beautifully, it won’t be hard to become engrossed whatever your age.

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