Samstag, 17. Dezember 2016

[Books] Lewis Carroll - Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland - 150th Anniversary Edition illustrated by Anna Bond

[Books] Lewis Carroll - Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland - 150th Anniversary Edition illustrated by Anna Bond




About the book



title: Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland | author: Lewis Carroll 
illustrations: Anna Bond publisher: Penguin Puffin Books 
price: 20€ genre: Fantasy, Children type: hardback pages: 171 
ISBN: 978-0-14-751587-2 | publication date: 2015 
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"It was 1865 when author Lewis Carroll introduced what was to become one of the most celebrated and culturally significant children´s books of all time: the enduring classic Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland, charming readers young and old for well over a century and continuing to enchant and inspire imagination all over the world. Now, Alice´s story comes to life through the eyes of Anna Bond, the artist known for her whimsical illustrations, sophisticated color palette, and the global stationery brand Rifle Paper Co. Lose yourself in Alice´s story. Tumble down the rabbit-hole and meet some vrey curious creatures in the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. Follow the White Rabbit through the magical forest and stop on your journey for a quick game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Be wary of a peculiar caterpillar and a disappearing feline along the way. And above all, always remember to believe in impossible things."




First sentence





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 conversation?´




Author



"Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) and grew up in Chesire in the village of Daresbury. Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland, inspired by Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford, was published in 1865, followed by Through the Looking-Glass in 1871."



Cover und title



This edition is the 150th anniversary edition with stunning illustrations. The cover is so beautiful, but it gets even more beautiful if you remove the book cover! Golden shimmering accents and a lot of small and big illustrations of Alice and her friends of Wonderland. If you don´t own a Alice book yet - or even if you do - this edition is the most beautiful I´ve ever seen! 

[Books] Lewis Carroll - Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland - 150th Anniversary Edition illustrated by Anna Bond[Books] Lewis Carroll - Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland - 150th Anniversary Edition illustrated by Anna Bond



My Thoughts


Probably everyone knows the story of Alice in Wonderland. But it´s incredible I didn´t own the book yet! So it was just a matter of time... And then this edition was published and I fell in love immediately. I was sure: this is the Alice book I want to buy. And I did. And did not regret it any second. 



„Oh, you can´t help that", said the Cat: "we´re all mad here. I´m mad. You´re mad." "How do you know I´m mad?" said Alice. "You must be", said the Cat, "or you wouldn´t have come here."
p. 81


The complete book is full of inspiring and wonderfull illustrations, all full-colour, in a wonderful quality - the perfect gift for every Alice fan! Those illustrations show you Alice´s story in a different way, it´s like to discover the story for the very first time again. So beautiful! 



„Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to", said the Cat. "I don´t much care where  - " said Alice. "Then it doesn´t matter which way you go.", said the Cat."
S. 80


The story is so full of imagination, fascination and magic. A wonderful book for children and adults as well - at least for those who had not lost their imagination yet! 




Result




A beautiful story in an even more beautiful appearance with so many cute little illustrations and such a great quality! 



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