Archive for the 'alice in wonderland' Category

26
Nov
15

Wonderland

51nGTbqGbiL._SX319_BO1,204,203,200_Wonderland by Tommy Kovac, illustrated by Sonny Liew.

Hardcover first edition.

Publisher: Disney Press (17 Mar. 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1423104513

A new angle on Alice in Wonderland told from the point of view of Mary Ann, the White Rabbit’s housemaid.  Collected edition of separately released comic books.

I really like this. One of the few of my ever growing collection that I’ve actually read. It’s fun, and funny and Liew’s illustrations are really distinctive: echoing the Disney designs but playing with them- sketchy and stretchy and, well, animated.

Tommy Kovac has a cool library type blog thing.

From the publisher’s blurb:

Among the numerous curiosities that have gone unexplained in the classic tale Alice in Wonderland, perhaps the most perplexing might be who, exactly, is the “Maryann” that the White Rabbit mistakes Alice for at the beginning of the story? Lewis Carroll first made us ponder this and, years later, Walt Disney again made viewers wonder who Maryann might be in his classic feature length film based on Carroll’s book.

Now, the amazingly talented folks at SLG Publishing, through a licensing deal with Disney, have finally answered this age-old question. In their beautifully executed comic book series, WONDERLAND, readers experience Alice’s fantastic world as they’ve never seen it before. Writer Tommy Kovac’s Wonderland is missing Alice herself, but it’s still populated by the other characters that make the world such a curiously exciting place. The Queen of Hearts is present, barking orders to lop off people’s heads, as is the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the rest of Wonderland’s beloved cast. And there are some new faces, too, including the book’s main protagonist, the mysterious Maryann herself. All are beautifully illustrated by Wonderland’s artist, Sonny Liew.

The graphic novel will collect the six issues that comprised the Wonderland comic series in a beautiful, collectible, jacketed hardcover.

Available on Amazon.

26
Nov
15

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Not Afternoon Tea

IMG_6906Bits and bobs from my fantastic Hen-do at the Oxo Tower. Thanks to Siobhan, Fran and Ant!

The blurb from the Oxo website:

ALICE IN WONDERLAND NOT AFTERNOON TEA

Our extraordinary new Not Afternoon Tea experience is not all it seems…

We’re super excited. And you should be too.

We’ve a rather marvellous new Not Afternoon Tea experience to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.

In the words of The Mad Hatter “it’s always tea time”, and at OXO this spring, we couldn’t agree more. Join us for a mysterious ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’ surprise on arrival, then fall down the rabbit hole as you enjoy a seasonal Not Afternoon Tea plate of your choice with a bespoke cocktail and a few surprises along the way…

Continue your adventure through Wonderland with the delicious Golden Afternoon cocktail and a box of Alice-themed treats to take home.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
NOT AFTERNOON TEA

On arrival

Eat Me, Drink Me

eat me

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Not Afternoon Tea plate (choices below) and bespoke cocktail

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Golden Afternoon cocktail

Gingerbread pocketwatch

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Alice in Wonderland inspired treats to take home

Tea plate choices:

I Am The Forager combines the best of the season on one plate with crab apples, acorns and wild yellow plums bringing both sweet and creamy notes to some classic desserts.

Fun Fair is a sugary homage to nights spent riding the waltzers and spinning tea cups with warming popcorn pannacotta, marshmallow and candyfloss, and cinnamon dusted apple and custard doughnuts.

If you’re never one to turn down something ‘chocolatey’ then Nuts About Chocolate with its milk chocolate and hazelnut tart (think posh nutella) and white chocolate pistachio cone will certainly give you the fix you’re after. Especially when washed down with Frappé, a milkshake that’s strictly for adults.

1. NUTS ABOUT CHOCOLATE
Flourless chocolate and walnut cake
Milk chocolate and hazelnut tart
White chocolate and pistachio cone
Chocolate and coffee sundae, almond biscuit

SERVED WITH FRAPPÉ

 

2. I AM THE FORAGER
Wild yellow plum cranachan
Elderberry curd and wild fennel meringue
Rosehip syrup cake, crab apple cream
Acorn cream

SERVED WITH WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

3. FUN FAIR
Honeycomb parfait
Marshmallow and candy floss
Popcorn panna cotta
Apple and custard doughnuts

SERVED WITH HOOK-A-DUCK

hook a duck

26
Nov
15

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Fran Parreno

61SmdkTWvPL._SX383_BO1,204,203,200_Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Fran Parreno.

Padded hardback cover with ribbon marker.

ISBN-13: 9781409533016
Series: Illustrated Originals
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 1 Mar 2013

Fran Perreno is the illustrator of several children’s books. The pictures themselves are charming, but don’t really show us much we’ve not had before.

The publisher’s site includes readings of Jabberwocky, Father William and The Walrus and the Carpenter, and a glossary of Jabberwocky words.

Available on Amazon.

26
Nov
15

Adventures in a Garden Wonderland

image1Booklet of puzzles and quizzes given out at RHS Wisley to support their 2015 Adventures in Wonderland event.

From their website:

You’ll be grinning like a Cheshire cat as we celebrate the 150th birthday of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, sponsored by Witan Investment Trust, with free activities every weekday and live music on Sundays.

Join Alice and her friends for creative activities such as arts & crafts, music, cooking, theatre, puppet shows and more.Take on the adventure and follow the clues on our garden trail. Run around on a caucus race, or try your hand at a game of flamingo croquet.

 

 

 
queen of hearts

12
Jul
15

Janice in Tomorrow-Land

Janice in Tomorrow-Land by Emory Holloway.

Published by American Book Company, 1936.

First Edition hardback, no dustjacket.

I’m not sure who the illustrations are by, but they’re wonderful- real 1930s style idea of the future. The first picture in the book includes a stained glass window with a depiction of Alice and the White Rabbit. It’s through this window that she meets ‘Mr Merlin’, who takes her on a number of adventures…

Emory Holloway (1885 -1977) was best known for books and studies of Walt Whitman.

You can find this on Amazon: Janice in Tomorrow-Land, but it’s generally pretty scarce and certainly rather expensive.

I couldn’t resist scanning in several of the illustrations:

25
May
15

Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians

Lunch Lady and the League of Librarianslunch ladyLunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Illustrated by the author.

Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (28 July 2009)

ISBN-13: 978-0375846847

Not strictly an Alice book, but features Alice characters used as weapons in an epic battle between librarians and dinner ladies!

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has his own website if you want to find out more.

From the publisher:

Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!

24
May
15

Time Out Rabbit Hole Issue

time outTime Out: Rabbit Hole Issue.

April 29-May 5 2014.

Free London listings magazine.

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