Curiosity often leads to trouble...
Thirteen powerful voices in young adult fiction invite you to journey into startling new Wonderlands in this nod to the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s timeless character, ALICE.
Mystery. Madness. Mayhem. Each story in this collection will intrigue, bewitch, and enchant. Through rich historicals, castles and keeps, wild wormholes, secret workshops, deadly plagues, and gritty urban explorations, we present new tales of Alice and her white rabbit.
Whether an intrepid reporter, a would-be car thief, or the last human in a world ruled by machines, at the heart of each story Alice is a girl discovering who she really is in worlds that never fail to surprise.
What wonders await, oh curious reader? Leap down the rabbit hole and discover the truth...
Contributing authors: by Charlotte Bennardo, C. Lee McKenzie, David Turnbull, Christine Norris, Jacqueline Horsfall, Medeia Sharif, Laura Lascarso, Tom Luke, Jessica Bayliss, Crystal Schubert, Holly Odell, Jennifer Moore, and Liam Hogan
|Publisher:||Leap Books, LLC|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||8 MB|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Huzzahs for Beware the Little White Rabbit, a collection of thirteen YA short stories which capture the essence of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in thirteen different ways. My two favorites were the SF entries: Charlotte Bennardo’s “Alice Through the Wormhole” and David Turnbull’s “Alice, Last of the Beating Hearts” (how exciting can Alice get!). But - surprise and joy - even when I got to the more surreal stories like “White is a Human Construct” and “Alice and Her Shadow” or the romantic ones like “Alice in Wilderland” and “Undercover Alice”, and even the steam punk offerings of “The Watchmaker’s Ball,” and “Follow the Steam Rabbit”, there were new twists, gasps, and revelations to be found and enough Wonderland/Looking Glass references to make me go back and read the stories again. The cover’s design and artwork along with the imaginative illustrations inside make this paperback edition a treat to own. Go Leaping Books!
This is a must read for all fairy tale fans, who have dreamed of following Alice into the rabbit hole and seeing where it might lead them. There are thirteen stories, each introduced with a lovely picture and accompanied with cute little rabbits between scene changes. (Yes, I love tiny little extras like this.) The stories center around an 'Alice', a rabbit and a hole, but that's where the similarities end. Although I honestly wondered if reading about the same main character again and again might grow repetitive, the authors take Alice through all sorts of fantastical worlds and times - from steampunk to rides into history - making each adventure new and exciting. The Alices not only had to face very different situations, but each has a distinct personality, making the characters fresh and different despite the shared name. I especially enjoyed how many of the authors incorporated the strange and often topsy-turvy feel that Wonderland and it's inhabitants always have into the plot and dialogue. It peppered the tales with a fun bit of insanity even when some of the plots drew into darker worlds. Summed up, this is a delightful collection of very different stories, which are just the perfect length for taking quick trips with Alice down a huge variety of rabbit holes. And several of the stories had me going back to read them again. . .and probably again. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.