Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland. Finished 9-30-19, classic, 3/5 stars, 175 pages, pub. 2015
Beautifully illustrated by Anna Bond.
It’s been 150 years since Lewis Carroll penned Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the story which has become a favorite of children and adults the world over. Now, in a deluxe hardcover edition from Puffin, Alice’s story comes to life for a whole new generation of readers through the colorful, whimsical artwork of Anna Bond, best known as the creative director and artistic inspiration behind the worldwide stationery and gift brand Rifle Paper Co. Lose yourself in Alice’s story as she tumbles down the rabbit hole, swims through her own pool of tears, and finds herself in a rather curious place called Wonderland. There, she’ll encounter the frantic White Rabbit, have a frustrating conversation with an eccentric caterpillar, and play croquette with the hot-headed Queen of Hearts. Follow Alice on her wild adventure through the eyes of the artist in this definitive gift edition. from Goodreads
So, I’m continuing my curmudgeonly thoughts with another childhood classic. Let me start by saying that I LOVED this edition. Anna Bond’s illustrations were the only saving grace when I read this. They were modern, colorful and fun. None of which I am going to say about Alice. Maybe you have to be a child or reading to a child to like this one? Maybe I should try reading it to Gage to test this theory. I found Alice to be a bit on the insufferable side, but I’m old (just had a birthday a few weeks ago that proves it).
You tell me, what’s so great about Alice?
This is my 30th selection for the Classics Club challenge. I have until January 1, 2020 to get to 50.