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Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There

Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There by Keith Sheppard.

Illustrations by Cynthia Brownell.

Published by Evertype, 2009.

From the cover:

“Excuse me,” said Alice to a small white Mouse in red shorts. “What precisely is a custard race?”

Did Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass leave you yearning for more? Join Alice on her new journey and meet the extraordinary inhabitants of Wonderland, both familiar and new.

If your bed turned into a boat and you found yourself “drifting off” in an entirely unexpected manner how would you find your way home? The Jack of Diamonds says it’s Alice’s own fault for being fast asleep—had she slept more slowly she wouldn’t be so far from home.

The Red Queen, the Mah-jong Dragons, even the Red King’s Gamekeeper, all seem helpful enough at first—but things never quite turn out the way Alice hopes!

Brimming with wordplay, nonsense verse, and a cast of eccentric characters each with their own peculiar logic, this adventure is faithful to the style of the originals, picking up the pen where Lewis Carroll put it down. Be swept away on a torrent of humour and madness. Alice is back!

Available on Amazon: Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There

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6 Responses to “Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There”


  1. 1 5minutespeace
    March 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Don’t know why but upon reading this title a mix between What Katie Did and Mrs Pepperpot sprung to mind

    • March 14, 2010 at 11:12 am

      Oh, I used to love Mrs. Pepperpot: thanks for the reminder!

    • March 22, 2010 at 11:01 am

      Ah. It was supposed to spring into your mind parallels with Carroll’s second Alice book title “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There” (frequently erroneously referred to as Alice Through the Looking Glass).

      I confess to never having read What Katie Did/Did Next (were there others?). My excuse is that I perceived them as “girlie books”. Apologies if that does them an injustice.

      Mrs Pepperpot I have come across only recently through my work with local junior schools.

      With the possible exception of a potential size shifting scene, I don’t claim any similarities with either work but this is intended to be a faithful reproduction of Lewis Carroll’s style. If you are a Carroll fan then I hope my book will, at least, amuse.

      Regards
      Keith Sheppard (Author).

      • March 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm

        Ooo, hello! This blog is certainly getting read rather more than I expected if the authors are dropping by 🙂

        I must admit that I’ve only scanned the first couple of chapters so far: as you can see, I have rather a large collection to get though, and I do like to read other things than Alice from time to time… but anyway, what I have read does seem Carrollian in feel- it’s certainly one that I think I will eventually go to and read properly.

        I hope you don’t object to my use of your cover/ sleevenotes?

  2. March 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve absolutely no problem with use of the cover/sleevenotes. Actually, the publishers own the cover rather than me, but I’m sure there’s no problem with that. It’s popping up all over the place and, as they say, there’s no such thing as bad publicity.


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