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Alice’s Pop-up Wonderland

Alice’s Pop-up Wonderland.

Published by Ted Smart: Macmillan Childrens Books, 2000.

Illustrations by Tenniel and Alex Vining. Laminated pictorial covers.

There are six pop-up scenes and a heavily abridged text. The covers can be tied open with the attached ribbon to make a 360 degree scene, and a central pop-up also doubles as “the queen’s croquet game”.

ISBN: 0333901134

Mine is a very tatty copy, with some bits missing, but it was 79p in Oxfam, so I can’t complain.

Amazon: Alice’s Pop-up Wonderland


Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: Disney Classics.

Published by Fleetway Books. Board book. No date or author’s name, but I think 1986. Abridged and altered version of Carroll’s text, with illustrations based on the Disney film characters.

ISBN: 0850375789


Two Folio Box-Sets

Two Folio Box-Sets.

Left: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass

First published 1962. Reissued 1990. Fourteenth Printing 1998. Tenniel illustrations.

Right: Complete Nonsense and Utter Nonsense

Published 1998. Illustrations by Arthur B. Frost, Henry Holiday and Harry Furniss.

The Folio Society publish beautiful editions of well loved books, with lovely bindings and illustrations. They even smell nice. Info here.


The Annotated Alice

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition introduction and notes by Martin Gardner.

Published by Allen Lane, The Penguin Press 2000. Hardback with dust-jacket.

The original book was first published in 1960. It has been reprinted several times and translated into Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Hebrew.


‘A landmark, bringing together a lifetime’s work on Lewis Carroll by writer and mathematician Martin Gardner. He dazzles on Carroll’s puzzles and games of logic and entertains on everything from Alice’s influence on the Beat poet Jack Kerouac to how mercury in hat linings turned hatters mad…it is unsurpassed’ – Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times

‘The indispensable guide to a classic of English literature…no one who has ever wondered about the meaning of ‘Jabberwocky’ should fail to include on their Christmas list’ – Robert McCrum, Observer

ISBN: 0713994177

I have this older version as well: it was Dad’s.


Illustrated by Willy Schermelé

Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Willy Schermelé.

Juvenile Productions Ltd, London, ?1950. Laminated coverboard, with colour illustrations of Alice and the Caterpillar on the front, and of other characters from the story on the rear board. Presumed First UK Edition.

Willy Schermelé born in Amsterdam in 1904, and was an illustrator and writer of children’s books, and of comic strips. She was also an illustrator for the daily Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, where she made fashion drawings for the women’s pages and illustrations and stories for the children’s pages.

Available on amazon: Alice in Wonderland


Jonathan Miller’s Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland, adapted, produced and directed by Jonathan Miller.

Made for the BBC’s The Wednesday Play television series, first broadcast in 1966, and in a time-slot that confirmed that this was a production for adults, not children: and adults familiar with the story. There is no attempt to make the actors look like birds or beasts or anything other than Victorian Ladies and Gentlemen: we have to rely on animal sounds and on that really rare beast: acting.

Miller himself said:

“It is a film about children, not explicitly for them”


Alice MALLIK, Ann-Marie
nurse DOWIE, Freda
Alice’s sister MAXWELL-MULLER, Jo
White Rabbit BRAMBELL, Wilfrid
Mouse BENNETT, Alan
Dodo CURRIE, Finlay
Lory DUNN, Geoffrey
Eaglet EVANS, Nicholas
young Crab JEBB, Julian
Caterpillar REDGRAVE, Michael
Frog footman BIRD, John
Fish footman TRENT, Tony
Duchess McKERN, Leo
Peppercook ELGAR, Avril
Mad Hatter COOK, Peter
March Hare GOUGH, Michael
Dormouse LAWSON, Wilfred
1st Gardener GOSTELOW, Gordon
2nd Gardener TRENT, Tony
Knave of Hearts EYRE, Peter
Queen of Hearts LEGGATT, Alison
King of Hearts SELLERS, Peter
Mock Turtle GIELGUD, John
Gryphon MUGGERIDGE, Malcolm
Executioner BATTLEY, David
Foreman of the Jury LEWSON, Charles
Cheshire Cat (uncredited) Primrose

Music by Ravi Shankar.
Part of the production was filmed in the John Soanes museum: one of my favourite London secrets.

Amazon: Alice In Wonderland [1966] [DVD]

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