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Return to Wonderland

Return to Wonderland by Daniel Leister (Artist), Nei Ruffino (Artist) and Raven Gregory (Author).

Published by Zenescope, 2008. Hardback with dustjacket.

ISBN: 0978687485, although that brings up a different cover on amazon.

From the back cover:

Alice is no longer the little girl you once knew; years have passed since she took her trip down the rabbit hole. Now a grown woman with a family of her own, Alice has everything a person could want, everything except for her sanity…

Calie Liddle was once a normal high school student with a loving family and a great boyfriend. But in the shadows of her picture perfect life something was always watching and waiting. She never knew what it was, but somehow she always knew it was there, and it holds the answers to the questions that have defined her life.

As Alice’s mental health deteriorates, Calie will discover the truth behind her mother’s illness as she is pulled into the same realm Alice traveled to many years before. Now Calie must survive in a world where terror runs rampant, a place where the adventures of Alice were only the beginning, as she discovers the shocking truth behind what Wonderland truly is. Will Calie find the strength to escape or will she succumb to the insanity that has already taken so much from her mother?

Discover for yourself the madness with no method and an evil with no motive… Discover for yourself the world that is Wonderland.

Different cover on Amazon: Return to Wonderland (Grimm Fairy Tales)


Alice in Pastaland: A Math Adventure

Alice in Pastaland: A Math Adventure by Alexandra Wright.

Illustrated by Reagan Word.

Published by Charlesbridge Publishing, 1997.

ISBN: 1570911517

From the back cover:

Suppose that Alice had fallen into a wonderland where pasta was the only common denominator. In this clever parody of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alexandra Wright presents a mathematically aware Alice whose adventures are an appetizing combination of numbers, humor, and fun. With the Math Hatter dishing it up, the Adder using his noodle, and the Quantum Cat adding spice, arithmetic is full of pastabilities.

You can download teacher’s notes and suggestions for class activities if the mood takes you.

Available on amazon: Alice in Pastaland: A Math Adventure


Alice in Wonderland Coloring Book

Alice in Wonderland Coloring Book: Carroll/ Tenniel.

Abridged for younger readers.

Yes, I do mean ‘coloring’: it’s an American edition.

Paperback, first published by Dover Publications 1973, but no idea when my copy was printed.

ISBN: 0486228533

There are 36 lovely big, clear copies of the Tenniel pictures- I’m quite tempted to get my coloured pencils out…


Arabic Alice

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland translated into Arabic.


I’m a bit shaky on the details of this one, given that I don’t understand the alphabet, let alone the language.

I do know that it was a present from my friend Debbie, that it opens from the back (which feels very odd), and that the character on the front, who I think is the Queen of Hearts, looks like my Auntie Sandra…

I really like the illustrations, but I can’t credit the artist, as I can’t read their name…

Thanks, Debbie: when you get back from Sudan, you can translate some of it for me 🙂


Illustrated by Peter Blake

Alice Through the Looking Glass illustrated by Sir Peter Blake.

Signed and numbered limited edition of 500 copies: this is number 406/500.

Published by D3, 2004.

Peter Blake is one of the leading figures of British pop art, and is probably best known for designing the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover for the Beatles.

Blake was originally commissioned to illustrate the Alice books back in 1969, but the cost of producing the books was considered too high, so the eight watercolours were issued as limited edition screen prints in 1970. Years later, this limited edition was produced, including all eight.

There are also photos taken by Blake of the models he used: both human and of the landscape, with explanations of how the pictures were made.

This was my most expensive purchase, although I paid considerably less (in Marchpane, Cecil Court) than the current amazon price: Alice: Through the Looking Glass: And What Alice Found There

You can get an unsigned, non-limited version for rather less: Alice: Through the Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There

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