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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (original 1865; edition 1977)

by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel, John Tenniel (Illustrator)

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Title:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Authors:Lewis Carroll
Other authors:John Tenniel, John Tenniel (Illustrator)
Info:St. Martin's Press (1977), Hardcover, 205 pages
Collections:Your library, Fiction, English
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)

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Relata a movimentada viagem de Alice pelo País das Maravilhas, onde encontra uma série de personagens inusitados e em situações insólitas, terminando em um julgamento.
  melissa.gamador | Sep 10, 2014 |
Una aventura mágica :lo leí de niña y las transformaciones de Alica y sus amigos en ese mundo fantástico me atraparon para siempre . Luego trabajé con una versión teatral ,con niños de la Escuela de Educación por el Arte ,de Tucumán,y fue muy gratificante. ( )
  monikarganaraz | Aug 29, 2014 |
Alice is bored, hanging out by the river with her sister, when she notices a white rabbit with a pocket watch hurrying by. She follows it down a rabbit hole, falling down for a very long time, eventually faced with many locked doors. After eating, drinking, and changing sizes several times, she cries herself into a pool of tears, where she meets other animals. Everyone is wet and participates in a race to try to get dry. Alice scares the animals off when she talks about her cat. The rabbit returns and Alice grows again and then shrinks again after eating pebbles that had turned to cake. She encounters a hookah smoking caterpillar on a mushroom who tells her that one side of the mushroom will make her taller, the other shorter. She eats a piece and her neck stretches her head above the trees where a pigeon mistakes her for a serpent. She shrinks again and wanders to the house of the Duchess, where the cook is over-peppering the soup, making everybody sneeze. The Duchess tosses Alice her baby, which turns into a pig, and then meets the Cheshire cat, who directs her to the March Hare's house. But Alice wanders over to a tea party, with the Hatter, the March Hare, and a Dormouse, where they exchange nonsensical stories and riddles. Alice leaves the tea party and enters a rose garden where she meets living playing cards. She meets up with the King and Queen of Hearts, who utters, "Off with his head!" whenever she feels necessary. They all join in a game of croquet, with flamingo mallets and hedgehog balls. The Queen orders the beheading of the bodiless Cheshire Cat, but as the Duchess is it's owner, she is summoned from prison to make sense of how to behead the cat. When the Duchess arrives in the garden, she is dismissed and introduces Alice to the Gryphon, who takes her to the sad Mock Turtle, who tells stories, dances and sings songs. Later, the Gryphon and Alice attend a trial regarding the Queen's missing tarts and the suspected culprit, the Knave of Hearts. During the trial, Alice finds she is slowing growing larger again. The Hatter, the Duchess's cook, and Alice are all called as witnesses, but Alice is ordered to leave because she is told she is more than a mile high. Alice argues with the King and Queen of Hearts, eventually sentenced with being beheaded herself, but Alice calls it all nonsense on account of them just being a pack of cards. They swarm all over her, whereupon she wakes up as her sister is brushing leaves out of her hair, and she runs back home for tea.
  joycecafe | Aug 13, 2014 |
I used to think the iconic Tenniel illustrations could not be bettered, but Jansson's are wonderful. The only edition of Carroll that contains a glyptodont (Doedicurus). Bonus fact: the first country mentioned in the text is New Zealand. ( )
  adzebill | Jul 25, 2014 |
This is a book about a young girl, Alice who suddenly finds herself immersed in a crazy world after she follows a white rabbit down it's hole. Everything is backwards and upside down. She has to make her way through this magical place before she can get back home. I love this book for kids, because a lot of them will have seen the Disney movie and will be surprised just how different the book is. Each new part of Wonderland she visits presents her with new obstacles to pass. This would be a fun book to read a chapter or two and then let kids guess what they think will happen next
  KayleighAdamsRossi | Jul 15, 2014 |
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Ingpen's art brings something genuinely new to it, a cloudlike insubstantiality tinged with a little bit of thunderhead.
added by lampbane | editBoing Boing, Cory Doctorow (Dec 2, 2009)
 
It's just a delicious, borderline hallucinatory, confection of a book. Invention and imagination tumble over each other in the excitement, and there is something in there to delight every reader. There are countless plays on words (the mouse giving a very dry lecture on William the Conqueror to restore those who have been soaked by Alice's gigantic tears is the one that, for some reason, pleased me most), verbal pyrotechnics and semantic shenanigans to please the "ordinary" reader. And although they entirely passed me by at the time, I know now from various more scientifically-minded friends that their childish interests snagged on the mathematician author's various numerical and logic puzzles.
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Epigraph
All in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretense
Our wanderings to guide

Ah, cruel Three! In such an hour,
Beneath such dreamy weather,
To beg a tale of breath too weak
To stir the tiniest feather!
Yet that can one poor voice avail
Against three tongues together!

[plus another five verses]
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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"
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And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle looks like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.
'Curiouser and coriouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); ...
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earl of Mercia and Northumbria -"'
'You are old, Father William,' the young man said,
'And your hair has ecome very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head -
Do you think, at your age, it is right?'


[plus another seven verses]
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This is the unabridged "Alice in Wonderland", a separate work from "Through the Looking Glass" - also, please do not combine with any abridged edition or adaptation.
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In the most renowned novel by English author Lewis Carroll, restless young Alice literally stumbles into adventure when she follows the hurried, time-obsessed White Rabbit down a hole and into a fantastical realm where animals are quite verbose, logic is in short supply, and royalty tends to be exceedingly unpleasant. Each playfully engaging chapter presents absurd scenarios involving an unforgettable cast of characters, including the grinning Cheshire Cat and the short-tempered Queen of Hearts, and every stop on Alice's peculiar journey is marked by sharp social satire and wondrously witty wordplay.

About the author:

Lewis Carroll—the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson—was an English mathematician and writer who remains best known for his imaginative tales of a young girl named Alice and her lively exploits in Wonderland. Carroll excelled at sending up the staid values of Victorian England with wildly strange narratives that featured reality directly at odds with fantasy, resulting in some of the most fascinatingly memorable moments in all of British literature.

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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 144042909X, Paperback)

Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is for most children pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young readers simply dive with Alice through the rabbit hole, pursuing "The dream-child moving through a land / Of wonders wild and new." There they encounter the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter, among a multitude of other characters--extinct, fantastical, and commonplace creatures. Alice journeys through this Wonderland, trying to fathom the meaning of her strange experiences. But they turn out to be "curiouser and curiouser," seemingly without moral or sense.

For more than 130 years, children have reveled in the delightfully non-moralistic, non-educational virtues of this classic. In fact, at every turn, Alice's new companions scoff at her traditional education. The Mock Turtle, for example, remarks that he took the "regular course" in school: Reeling, Writhing, and branches of Arithmetic-Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. Carroll believed John Tenniel's illustrations were as important as his text. Naturally, Carroll's instincts were good; the masterful drawings are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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