09
Jan
22

Alice in Wonderland Colors Primer Book and Playset

Alice in Wonderland Colors Primer Book and Playset by ‘Little Master Carroll’ and Jennifer Adams. Illustrated by Alison Oliver.

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1423636441

One of the many BabyLit books, this is a colour primer with an Alice theme. The board book features the White Rabbit, Alice’s black shoes, a purple bottle, an orange cat, blue caterpillar, a brown hat, pink flamingoes, red hearts, a green frog and a yellow teapot.

The box also includes press-out card figures of Alice, the Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and others.

With 7 paperboard punch-out cards featuring characters and scenes from Alice in Wonderland: A BabyLit® Colors Primer and a box to use as a stage set, you can turn Lewis Carroll’s classic into hours of fun! Create your own Cheshire Cat, have tea with the Mad Hatter, or set up wonderland and have Alice pop up the rabbit hole. It’s the perfect gift for literature lovers!

Available on Amazon.

09
Jan
22

Alice in Wonderland Story Box

Alice in Wonderland Story Box: Remake the Classic Fairy Tale by Alice Laval.

ISBN: 9781786274793

Published 2019, Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

Twenty puzzle pieces that can fit together in any order, allowing for multiple retellings of the story.

From the publishers:

In this charming puzzle, Alice in Wonderland is updated to the modern city: the White Rabbit runs a hot dog stand and the Cheshire Cat is a wily cab driver. The Queen of Hearts even drives a pink stretch limo! Anne Laval’s witty illustrations will introduce a whole new audience to the classic story. The game contains 20 storytelling puzzle pieces printed on both sides. Each piece can be swapped around or flipped over to allow for all kinds of plot twists and turns, and there are three alternative endings. Together, all the pieces stretch out to over 8 feet.

Alice Laval is a French artist who has illustrated another ‘story box’ of fairy tales.

Available on Amazon.

09
Dec
21

Harper’s Bazaar Collecters’ Edition May 2021

Harper’s Bazaar Collecters’ Edition May 2021

From the V&A’s site:

To celebrate the exhibition ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ and all things Alice in Wonderland, Harper’s Bazaar asked friends of the magazine to contribute to this issue. It features bespoke collages and a memoir by Helena Bonham Carter, an essay by Joyce Carol Oates and memories from Grace Slick, Heston Blumenthal, Helen Oxenbury and the Royal Ballet’s principal ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson. This unique cover, of which there are only 200, has been created with the iconic pop artist Peter Blake, who is also an Alice devotee. 

I didn’t realise when I bought it that it was a limited edition, so that’s nice!

09
Dec
21

V&A Follow the Rabbit Leaflet

Leaflet for kids given out at the V&A’s Alice exhibition: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser. Folds up to make a white rabbit/ envelope hybrid: very Wonderland Postage Stamp Case!

09
Dec
21

Alice’s London Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s London Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Sarah Elizabeth Beaumont . Illustrations by the author, in the style of Tenniel.

Published by Two Monkeys Publishing (1 Oct. 2015)

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 099320550X

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0993205507

Hardback.

From the back cover:

When Alice follows the White Rabbit down the subway at Knightsbridge, she embarks on an adventure, which takes her on a whistle-stop tour of some of London’s most famous landmarks.

Alice meets a host of extraordinary characters including a technophobic Hatter in Regents Park, a shisha-smoking Caterpillar on the Edgware Road, a grinning Cheshire Cat in Camden Town, a parking-penalty-paranoid Mock Turtle at Mornington Crescent, and a benevolent Pearly Queen in London Zoo.

While Alice is challenged by questions relating to her own identity, she has a bigger riddle to solve – how to get to the masked ball and, more importantly, how to keep her head in the process.

In this new take on Alice in Wonderland, Sarah Elizabeth Beaumont uses her skill and wit to engineer a modern parody of Lewis Carroll’s well-loved classic, bringing it to life in the streets and underground tunnels of London, where its time-honoured references take on a renewed relevance to daily life.

This delightful tale is both ingenuous and inventive, accompanied by new and enchanting illustrations by the author that pay homage to Sir John Tenniel’s original pen and ink drawings, more than one hundred years on.

Chapters include:

  • Down the Tunnel at Knightsbridge
  • Pig and Pepper in Camden Town
  • The Queen’s Croquet Ground at London Zoo
  • The Mock Turtle’s Story at Mornington Cresent

Available on Amazon.

09
Dec
21

Alice’s Adventures Under Water

Alice’s Adventures Under Water by Lenny de Rooy. Illustrated by Robert Louis Black.

Published by Millennyum Publications; 1st edition (23 April 2021)

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9090346155

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9090346151

From the cover notes:

If you enjoyed Lewis Carroll’s books “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There”, this is the book for you! Finally, there is a third story in the ‘Alice’ series – written in Carroll’s familiar style, but packed with a great number of completely new puns, parodies, and poetry.

This time, Alice explores an under-water world, in which she meets new characters who again make her wonder about their strange logic and behaviour.

The story can be enjoyed by everyone, even those who have never read Carroll’s books. However, the more familiar you are with them, the more references you will recognise in this exceptionally clever tale…

Lenny de Rooy is the webmaster of alice-in-wonderland.net and you can buy the book via there or on Amazon.

The book features many new characters for Alice to meet- from goldfish to Goby, Swordfish to Sand fleas and Red Herrings to Haddock. (The latter pair bear a resemblance to two rather more familiar friends…)

All the pictures are great- detailed black and white integrated into the text in a very Tennielish fashion.

01
Aug
21

The Chess Player’s Alice

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The Chess Player’s Alice by Ivor Davies

Published by the Clergy Correspondence Chess Club 2017

This softback booklet contains nine articles written by the late Rev Davies on the subject of the chess game played out in Looking Glass. They have been bundled together and published as part of the Chess Club’s Golden Jubilee.

From the back cover:

How can White make thirteen moves to Black’s (Red’s) three? Can White simply ignore a check on his King? What is meant by Queens Castling? Who is the invisible Bishop? These are just some of the questions posed by the chess game that provides the framework of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Questions with which Ivor Davies grapples in this booklet. Can the game be reconciled with the rules of chess at all, or is it just a nonsense-fantasy of the author?

It is available on Amazon, but also via the Club’s own site.

10
Apr
21

Alice im Wunderland


Alice im Wunderland by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Julia Gukova

ISBN: 3215074702

Published by Esslinger, 1991.

First edition hardback.

German language version of the full Carroll text.

Julia Gukova was born in Moscow and graduated from Krasnopresnenskaya Visual Arts School. She has illustrated books of Shakespeare, fairy tales, and the Wizard of Oz among many others.

This is a copy from the collection of my late Aunt, Jean Deinhardt and sent to me from Munich by my cousins.

10
Apr
21

The Peter Pauper Press: Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

IMG_9973Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass By Lewis Carroll.

Published by The Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York. Undated, but looks 1950s-1960s.

Boxed set- 2 hardbacked books in red slipcase.

Text set in Baskerville Type, & printed on Vellum Paper. Wonderland has the top edges of the pages and all illustrations coloured red, Looking glass blue.

These have just arrived in a parcel from Germany, from the collection of my late aunt, Jean Deinhardt. Many thanks to my cousins for thinking of me and sending me such lovely momentoes. I will treasure them.

08
Nov
20

Alice

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Alice (Chronicles of Alice 1) by Christina Henry

Trade Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Ace (August 4, 2015)- an imprint of Penguin Random House

ISBN-10: 0425266796
ISBN-13: 978-0425266793

Definitely not a first edition- 7th I think.

Somehow I’ve ended up with an American print of this, which is a shame as there are two others in the series (Red Queen and Looking Glass) and if I buy the UK ones THE COVERS WON’T MATCH!! Ah, the traumas of Alice collecting.

Publisher’s blurb:

Alice has been in the mental hospital in Old Town for years. She doesn’t remember why. All she can remember is a tea party long ago. Long ears and blood. Until one night she escapes, free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago. When Alice escapes, something escapes with her. And the truth she so desperately seeks is so much stranger than any madman’s ranting. From the author of the Black Wings novels, the first in a dazzling and mind-bending new series, inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll.

and the back cover bumpf:

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago. Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

If anyone in the US or Canada wants to help me in my dilemma by sending me the American version, feel free!

UK version on UK Amazon, mine on Blackwells. Author’s page here.




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