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Illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko.

Published by Tundra Books, 2009. Hardback.

ISBN 978-0-88776932-0

Oleg Lipchenko is a Ukrainian artist now based in Toronto.

Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award: an award established in 1985 and given annually in recognition of outstanding artistic talent in a Canadian picture book.

Lipchenko says:

Lewis Carroll gives the Illustrator a lot of freedom. There are a lot of things that aren’t given or described; he plays on the imagination of the readers, so that everyone’s views are unique. At the same time, there are many attractive details in his writing. That’s why everything could be shown differently. I like to draw with pencil on paper; I find a lot of freedom in it. The presence of colour is not important to me, colour is a desirable attribute for children’s books, but is not necessary. Including the brown color in my illustrations, is to bring out the reminisce that you would get in old photographs, ‘Fleur de Epoch’.

He has also illustrated Humpty Dumpty and Others: Selected Nursery Rhymes and a number of Russian children’s tales.

On amazon: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Also available as a limited edition.




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