The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice's Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There

The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice's Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There

by Alethea Kontis
     
 
Eisner Award-Winning artist Janet K. Lee (Return of the Dapper Men, Jane Austen's Emma) and New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis (Enchanted, AlphaOops) team up in this delectable homage. Lee brings her incredible visual flair and Kontis lends her most subversive verse to the alphabet by way of Lewis Carroll in this 26-letter

Overview

Eisner Award-Winning artist Janet K. Lee (Return of the Dapper Men, Jane Austen's Emma) and New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis (Enchanted, AlphaOops) team up in this delectable homage. Lee brings her incredible visual flair and Kontis lends her most subversive verse to the alphabet by way of Lewis Carroll in this 26-letter celebration of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Packaged as a gorgeous board book, The Wonderland Alphabet is a surprising new look at one of the most beloved literary classics of all time.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3 Up—Some books do not belong in board-book format and this wonderful volume is a prime example. The verses linked to each letter of the alphabet refer to elements in the beloved books by Lewis Carroll, but those books are well beyond the ken of board-book audiences. Here's a small sample of the sort of vocabulary Kontis uses in her text: "compliant," "deciphered," "guile," and "hindrance." While the verses and illustrations display sophisticated wit, it is not the sort of humor that sends two-year-olds into fits of giggles, and those who would enjoy the book won't touch it. Altogether, this is the sort of production to make us wonder, "What were they thinking?"—Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936393862
Publisher:
Archaia
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Edition description:
All Ages
Pages:
30
Sales rank:
464,801
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
3 Years

Meet the Author

Alethea is the co-author of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Companion, and penned the AlphaOops series of picture books. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines. She has done multiple collaborations with Eisner-winning artist J.K. Lee, including The Wonderland Alphabet and Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome. Her debut YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for both the Andre Norton Award and the Audie Award in 2013. Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea now lives in Northern Virginia with her Fairy Godfamily. She makes the best baklava you’ve ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.

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