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The Other Alice: The Story of Alice Liddell and Alice in Wonderland
     

The Other Alice: The Story of Alice Liddell and Alice in Wonderland

by Bjork, Inga-Karin Eriksson (Illustrator), Joan Sandin (Translator)
 
On July 4, 1862. Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) took his neighbor Alice Liddell on a picnic & told her a story that later became a book called Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Dodgson taught mathematics at Oxford Univ. in England. This book lets readers imagine what it must have been like to be a child in Victorian England & to know a man as unusual as Mr. Dodgson.

Overview

On July 4, 1862. Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) took his neighbor Alice Liddell on a picnic & told her a story that later became a book called Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Dodgson taught mathematics at Oxford Univ. in England. This book lets readers imagine what it must have been like to be a child in Victorian England & to know a man as unusual as Mr. Dodgson. And anyone who has read Alices Adventures in Wonderland will find lots of things that are familiar in Alices world. Illustrated with photos by Mr. Dodgson & full-color paintings, this book also offers instructions for some of Mr. Dodgsons favorite games.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-This story of Alice Liddell and her relationship with Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and his masterpiece is a busy book. It contains a fictionalized account of how Alice in Wonderland came to be; historical information on childhood life in Victorian England; puzzles and games invented by Dodgson; family trees for Alice, Dodgson, and Queen Victoria; a bibliography; and a walking tour of Oxford. The tone and style of the writing, apparently meant to mimic the literary Alice, give the narrator a distinct voice that is sometimes pleasant and sometimes irritatingly smug. Thus, the book lacks focus. The illustrations are flat and insipid, particularly in contrast to the many photographs throughout the story, most taken by Dodgson. The author is a devotee of Alice in Wonderland and has created a work that will appeal to others with the same passion. It is doubtful that the majority of those readers will be children.-Patricia A. Dollisch, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789129622423
Publisher:
R & S Books
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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