The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

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I read this book earlier this year due to it being reccommended to me by a livejournal community. I thouroughly enjoyed Beddor’s approach. It reminded me somewhat of American Mcgee’s video game “Alice.” Some of the dialogue was somewhat juvenile but then again it is a young adult book so that’s to be expected. I enjoyed all the characters aside from Dodge, I found him to be a little annoying. I’ve read the second book and will post that within the next week or two. I’ve heard rumors of a movie coming out and it’ll be interesting to see how the books translate on screen.

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The Ultimate Illustrated Edition of Alice in Wonderland

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This is one of my favorite versions of Alice in Wonderland. It contains the story and illustrations from a variety of illustrators. I’m writing out the list of them for you all:

  • Margaret Tarrant
  • Gynedd Hudson
  • Charles Folkard
  • Charles Robinson
  • Mabel Lucie Attwell
  • Bessie Pease Guttman
  • Millicent Sowerby
  • Maria Kirk
  • Peter Newell
  • John Tenniel
  • Harry Rountree
  • Milo Winter
  • Thomas Maybank
  • A.E. Jackson
  • Alice Woodward
  • Arthur Rackham
  • K.M.R
  • Gertrude Kay
  • Oliver Herford
  • W.H. Walker
  • D.R. Sexton
  • Willy Pogany
  • Harry Furniss
  • Fanny Cory
  • Brinsley LeFanu
  • Charles Pears

The illustrations from all of them are beautiful. This book is definitely worth the buy. The ISBN is 0-553-05385-X

The Alice in Wonderland Picture Book

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My mom found this book for me at a garage sale. I’m not sure how much she got it for, but knowing my mom she got it cheap. The pictures are y Magel Lucie Attwell and the story is adopted by Jennifer Roberts. The illustrations are really beautiful. There are some boring black and white ones, but the color ones are gorgeous. I found this book quite easily on bookfinder.com so if you’re interested in buying it, the ISBN is 0-340-56787-2. It’s really a charming find.

Alice for the Very Young

This is a 64 page paper back from 1967. It has twenty colorized Tenniel illustrations in it and is an absolutely adorable book in my opinion.  You can find it here for only $3.64.  I believe I got mine at a library sale. Oh and as a little treat, I thought I’d let you all know, I’m being Alice for Halloween and I’ll be posting pictures of it 🙂

Alice in Wonderland Book with Illustrations by Greg Hildebrandt

This copy of Alice in Wonderland has some lovely illustrations by Greg Hildebrandt. It’s a small cute book that I found at the Schenectady Library Sale. If you’re reading this and you live up in my area of New York, you really should go to this sale. It’s held twice a year and it’s an awesome oppurtunity to get some great books. I always come away with a couple bag fulls. This past year I got four alice books there for twenty five cents each including this one.  You can buy this book here.