Alice in Wonderland (Stepping Stone)

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Alice can't believe her eyes when a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and carrying a pocket watch dashes by her. She chases after him, down a rabbit hole to a strange land full of exotic creatures, like the Mad Hatter and March Hare, a smiling Cheshire cat, a philosophical caterpillar, and a tempermental croquet-playing queen. Alice can hardly keep track of all the curious characters, let alone herself!

Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been adapted to ...

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Overview

Alice can't believe her eyes when a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and carrying a pocket watch dashes by her. She chases after him, down a rabbit hole to a strange land full of exotic creatures, like the Mad Hatter and March Hare, a smiling Cheshire cat, a philosophical caterpillar, and a tempermental croquet-playing queen. Alice can hardly keep track of all the curious characters, let alone herself!

Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been adapted to an easier reading level for Stepping Stones, while keeping all the fun, nonsense, and fantastic twists of the original book.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
This chapter book adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic novel adheres to the original plot fairly closely. Alice, who is bored while sitting on a riverbank with her sister, falls asleep and has a remarkable series of dreams which begin with Alice running after the White Rabbit and falling down a rabbit hole. Once through the hole, she finds that whenever she drinks or eats certain things she either shrinks or grows taller, creating considerable turmoil. Her fantastic adventures include swimming out of her own pool of tears; outgrowing a house she finds herself inside; attending a mad tea party; playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts; and finding herself at the center of a trial of the Knave of Hearts, who is accused of stealing tarts. A great deal of Carroll's original language is preserved, and some drawings by his illustrator, John Tenniel, are included. Because the current adaptation is so short, however, the charm of the original is lost. Carroll's humor, word play, puns, and even characterizations are mostly missing as the story simply summarizes one adventure after another. The focus on plot poses some problems, as many children today may find the story too nonsensical, or, worse yet, boring. Children who are already familiar with the story and who are reading chapter books may enjoy it. Nevertheless, introducing children to the classic Walt Disney movie first and then letting them read (or hear their parents read) Carroll's original book later on is likely to be a more rewarding experience. Children who read this adaptation and then never seek out the original will have been robbed of one of literature's greatest pleasures. Reviewer: Leona Illig
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375866418
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Series: Stepping Stone Book
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 403,983
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published in 1865, and a sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There was published in 1871. He died in 1898 at the age of 65.

John Tenniel was born in London in 1820. Queen Victoria knighted John Tenniel for his artistic achievements in 1893, and he passed away in 1914.

Biography

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests -- in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 27, 1832
    2. Place of Birth:
      Daresbury, Cheshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 14, 1898
    2. Place of Death:
      Guildford, Surrey, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2000

    The most wonderful children's story of all time.

    Words can hardly describe how I feel about this book. It transports you to another time and place... one is able to suspend all disbelief and experience Wonderland as Alice experiences it- without any doubt or confusion. Alice in Wonderland is magical, charming, and inspiring for children and adults alike.

    58 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Anonomos

    This book was relly bad, all of it was in jibbarish! DONOT GET THIS BOOK

    37 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    MARVEIOUS!!!!!!!!!

    I love the book. I don't know about that person who keeps writing bad reviews about the book but I love it!

    29 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Literally Unreadable

    All you can see is the occasional drawings throughout. The rest is basically wingdings.

    28 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    Bad File

    downloaded and will not open. File is corupt

    24 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    wonderful and brilliant all at the same time

    One of the most wonderful books about nothing i have ever read. the story seems just down right crazy but thats what keeps you into the book. fiddling around with the characters and trying to fully understand them, and also trying to find the hidden jokes through out the story is just amazing. I remember telling my friends that they should also read it. they stated that it was a children's book and i told them that through out the book there is adult humor and satire that only adults would find and understand. with that said i would like everyone to read this book. I don't care if you are not a adult or if you think that you are to old for this book cause I can tell you that you will love this book and you will fully understand the whole aspect... But i must worn you that if you read this book and see that in the Disney movie, not the new movie(though if you want to know, the movie is also good and i believe you will like it more if you read this book.) but the original Disney classic, that there are parts missing from the movie. do not be scared. there is another book and sometimes you can get them together, called through the looking glass. this is also good but i do like the first book the adventures in wonderland. but both will make your life feel more fulfilled. but believe me when i say that this book is a must read. it will make your imagination come to life and allow you to see things in a brighter light than normal. well i hope you read this book in the long run after reading my long but wonderful review. i hope you have a great day.

    20 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Alice in Wonderland

    This book is hard to understand at first and yes you might have to read some things over, but once you get use to it this book is wonderful. It's pure nonsense and I loved every minute of it. I'm fourteen and I understand Lewis Caroll perfectly, even read Through The Looking Class. This book is splendid and one of my favorites. WAY better than Twilight.

    17 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Felt like i was in wonderland

    There werent any words in this book, very dissapointed

    17 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    Not expected

    This book is written in shorthand...

    17 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2010

    written shorthand

    No wonder it's free.

    15 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    DO NOT BUY

    This is not the legitiment copy of Alice in wonderland.
    It's 34 pages of nothing.

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Ughh :(

    Don't waste ur time... it doznt even open!!

    8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Very Disappointed

    I thought I getting something good, but all I got was a bunch of gibberish.

    *Forgive my spelling

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Wow..

    Dont waist ur time on this book! Its not even readable!

    5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Horriable

    This book doesny even make sense and there are all of these strange letters and random pictures. No wonder its free

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2010

    Can't open it

    The nook app won't even let me open the book. Horrible.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    This book has no readable text!

    When I first opened this book,
    I wondered how Alice in Wonderland could only take up 34

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    not what i expected

    I bought this thinking it was the real book. Good if you can read shorthand which i can't and it doesn't read like a real book. Hope this helps!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    I dont like it

    This book is written in a very bad way it so confusing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    I really love this book. I try to read it every year. Whimsical

    I really love this book. I try to read it every year. Whimsical and entertaining. By the way, the one star reviews are obviously for another version of this book, as this version is great. I think B&N puts all the reviews for every version of the book under the same book, for some reason. This version is clean and nice.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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