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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (original 1865; edition 2007)

by Lewis Carroll

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Title:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Authors:Lewis Carroll
Info:Penguin Classics (2007), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 160 pages
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)

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Summary of Book:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a fantasy children's literature book. This book is about a girl named Alice who is tired of her boring life. One day she falls asleep under a tree and starts dreaming. However, her dream turns into reality when she falls down a rabbit hole. While she is there, she comes in contact with some very interesting characters and has to navigate her way through Wonderland.

Personal Reaction:
I love this book! I think when children read this book it lets their imaginations come to life. Often times I feel like kids need a brain break and this book offers both a brain break but also knowledge.

Classroom Extension:
For my classroom extension I would have a party! On a Friday I would allow my students to 'attend' the Mad Hatter's tea party. I would have prepared tea and snacks for my students and would later have them share their favorite part of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. For an art project, I would have my students create their own Cheshire Cat masks. ( )
  thejennalane | Oct 19, 2016 |
This book is about Alice, who is bored with just plain everyday life. She wishes of excitement and adventure. However, one day when she receives this and so much more, she realizes what she had, was good enough.

Personal Reaction:
I love this book. I remember reading it when little and trying to imagine up my very own wonderland. It definitely helps one with their imagination.

Classroom Extension:
1.) We can start by creating our own wonderland. My students can take a moment to imagine what they would want, and then take turns explaining what their imaginations came up with.

2.) We can create our own Cheshire cat masks! How much fun would that be!

3.) We can put on the play of Alice in Wonderland. Each student would have their own character to play, and they could put their own twist on them.
  t.smith12 | Oct 18, 2016 |
What can I say, it is classic. Not only you have to read it because of its intellectual value, but also you just have to read it now as so many people already have done so. Keep up with the modern language! ( )
  Anatoly1988 | Sep 24, 2016 |
Addressing strange and difficult issues as time, size and perspective, transformation and introducing the game theory almost a hundred years before it was presented as a mathematical idea in the conventional way, amongst other philosophically difficult ideas - and then engage children successfully, is a great achievement - leaving the readers of all ages curious about the nature of our existence - as compared to other living matter - as well as the nature of our observation of ourselves and everything outside ourselves.
Carroll made a sensible, highly readable, enjoyable story out of (what for most people) is nonsense, no less.

Wonderful reading. ( )
  Mikalina | Sep 23, 2016 |
I listened to this, so that might have lessened my enjoyment a little. I can see how this would be very amusing to a younger audience, though. ( )
  aclaybasket13 | Jul 29, 2016 |
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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.
added by Cynfelyn | editThe Guardian, Lucy Mangan (Oct 10, 2009)

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Tenniel, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Arthur RackhamForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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?"
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.
With drawn screens, animation and music. The viewer can follow the story and answer questions or follow the story and see animations.
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"Down the rabbit hole,
Alice ponders madness that
unfolds strange places"

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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