Alice in Wonderland

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Book Information

Publisher
Puffin Classics 2008 (originally published in 1865)
Curriculum
Language Arts Curriculum

"2015 sees the 150th anniversary of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll, a much-loved, timeless children's classic. On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . . Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), grew up in Cheshire in the village of Daresbury, the son of a parish priest. He was a brilliant mathematician, a skilled photographer and a meticulous letter and diary writer. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, inspired by Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford, was published in 1865, followed by Through the Looking-Glass in 1871. He wrote numerous stories and poems for children including the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark and fairy stories Sylvie and Bruno."--from the publisher

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"On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . ."--from the publisher

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Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and discovers a world filled with crazy, imaginative creatures like the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and the Mock Turtle who is enrolled in the regular course at school:  Reeling, Writhing and Branches of Arithmetic- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision.  Alice's adventures take her to the Queen of Hearts.  It's a mixture of the creepy and the fantastic and wavers between a dream and an amazing stretch of the creative mind.

176 pages           978-0141321073         Ages 8 and up

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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this book is great i recommend reading it!
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