Archive for April 2nd, 2010


The Hunting of the Snark Concluded

The Hunting of the Snark Concluded by Cathy Bowern.

Illustrations by Brian Puttock.

Published by Angerona Press, 1997.

The same Isle of Wight based author and illustrator combination that produced “A Looking Glass Sequelin 1993.

Also includes the original Carroll poem; or Agony in Eight Fits… Brian Puttock has illustrated that section as well as the sequel.

There are a selection of (I assume) humourous fake reviews on the back:

Cathy Bowern’s continuation of the Snark is particularly devoid of merit…deserves to be trampled underfoot by 150 Indian elephants

Available on amazon: Cathy Bowern books


Basil in Blunderland

Basil in Blunderland by Cardinal Basil Hume.

Published by Darton Longman and Todd, 1997.

Illustrated by Sarah John.

Catholicism with a Wonderland slant: Hume was a former Benedictine who became the Archbishop of Westminster: this book arose from a child’s game of hide and seek.

Comparing Christianity to the Caucus-race in Alice in Wonderland, Hume quotes the Dodo: “The best way to explain it is to do it.”

From the cover:

Now it is a fact that my spiritual life is more a wandering in Blunderland than a resting and relaxing in Wonderland. I would guess that most of us would say the same of ourselves. . . . What matters, however, is that minds and hearts should be involved in the search for God, where the seeking and the finding go hand in hand. It is the process of getting to know God and learning to love Him. It is intimacy with Him that we seek. We try to go beyond every experience of knowledge and love, which we have now, to another experience, which is beyond our grasp but not entirely out of reach.

Available on amazon: Basil in Blunderland


POP Wonderland Alice

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll, adapted by Michiyo Hayano.

Illustrated by POP.

Published by Dark Horse Books, 2010.

ISBN: 978-1595822666

A very manga-esque Alice, all big eyes and clumpy feet. Everything’s very pastel and cute: not really my cup of tea, but I can see the appeal. There are several others in the series: Red-Riding Hood, Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.

From the publishers:

* A new line of children’s story books, the POP Wonderland series is rendered in a friendly, pastel palette, with engaging art that brings familiar fairy tales to life in a brand- new way.

* A well-known manga artist and anime designer in Japan, the illustrator known as POP is the creator behind the 2007 educational TV series Moetan. A hit in Japan, Moetan has spawned a line of educational books, CDs, DVDs, and more, all designed to help Japanese children learn English.

Boought on amazon: Alices Adventures in Wonderland: The POP Wonderland Series

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