Two Alices

Continuing with the rabbit theme, here are two Alices and consequently two rabbits down two rabbit holes, and two Cheshire cats grinning away (a bit like those ‘catfish’ of yesterday). And so on.

150 years after Lewis Carroll published his book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we seem to be celebrating like crazy, and there are lots of new Alice-related things out there, if you are so inclined.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Yelena Bryksenkova)

I’m not a mad Alice fan, but these two books are nice. Both are folded up, small versions of the story. From Frances Lincoln we get Alice as illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova, with the plot shown scene-by-scene, real quotes, a 30-second summary and a list of characters. (Personally I applaud this attractive and time efficient way of accessing an old classic.)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Grahame Baker-Smith)

An even smaller, folded affair is the one from Walker Books, where they have based the story on the Royal Mail stamps by Grahame Baker-Smith. If you’re not fussy about having the whole original text, this is an excellent way of meeting and getting to know Alice. Briefly.

I like both of them, and reckon you can have a lot of fun folding and unfolding your Alice. And tucking her into the accompanying case. And taking her out again, and so on…


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