Gr 6-9-The creator of Alice, the Snark, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum comes to life in this biography. Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in England in 1832, the writer grew up in a large family and was encouraged academically. He enrolled in Christ Church at Oxford University, graduated, and became a faculty member in the mathematics department. Carroll became friendly with Henry Liddell and his family. To amuse the children, Carroll often made up tales and when requested to write them down, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was born. This title is a look into the ideas, influences, and people that shaped the man and his writing. It also even-handedly delves into the controversy surrounding the author's interest in the Liddell children. Black-and-white photos and reproductions of original Alice illustrations appear throughout. An accessible, well-documented portrait.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.