Posts Tagged ‘1984

13
Mar
11

Illustrated by Justin Todd

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Illustrated by Justin Todd.

Published by Gollancz, 1984. First edition hardback with dustjacket.

The dustjacket has a photograph on the back of Alice Liddell as “The Beggar Maid”, taken by Lewis Carroll.

Artist Justin Todd  was runner-up for the Francis Williams memorial prize for children’s book illustrations in 1987 with this book. He studied painting at Wimbledon and illustration at The Royal College.

As you can see from the scan, this cost me £5.95…

Available on amazon: Justin Todd

28
Feb
10

alice through the needle’s eye

Alice Through the Needle’s Eye: A Third Adventure for Lewis Carroll’s Alice by Gilbert Adair. Published by Macmillan, 1984. Hardback first edition.

22 illustrations by Jenny Thorne.

Alice is trying to thread a needle by the fire on a snowy afternoon, when she finds herself in an alphabetical land populated by Siamese-Twin Cats (joined at the tail), the Welsh Rabbit (with his toasted cheese), the Kangaroo, the spelling bees, the Italian Hairdresser who uses a small crocodile as a pair of scissors, Jack and Jill, and best of all- the Grampus. It’s fun trying to find all the letters in the right order: this is one of my favourites of the sequels/ rewrites. The pictures are perfect too: I’ll try and get organised and scan some in.

ISBN: 0 333 37361 8

Bought in Hay for £15 to replace a copy given to me by my father, and lost.

Alice Through the Needle’s Eye: A Third Adventure for Lewis Carroll’s Alice

02
Feb
10

Alice in Puzzleland

Alice in Puzzleland by Raymond Smullyan. Illustrated by Greer Fitting.

Published by Penguin, 1984.

ISBN: 0140070567

A range of puzzles dealing with word play and logic, mathematics and philosophy, featuring Alice and the creatures of Wonderland.

“How do I know for sure that I’m awake?” asked Alice. “Why can’t it be that I’m now asleep and dreaming all this?”

“Ah, that’s an interesting question and one quite difficult to answer!” replied the King. “I once had a long philosophical discussion with Humpty Dumpty about this. Do you know him?”

“Oh, yes!” replied Alice.

“Well, Humpty Dumpty is one of the keenest arguers I know—he can convince just about anyone of just about anything when he puts his mind to it! Anyway, he almost had me convinced that I had no valid reason to be sure that I was awake, but I outsmarted him! It took me about three hours, but I finally convinced him that I must be awake, and so he conceded that I had won the argument. And then—”

The King did not finish his sentence but stood lost in thought.

“And then what?” asked Alice.

“And then I woke up!” said the King, a bit sheepishly.

Amazon: Alice in Puzzle-land




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