Book Review of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Children’s Book Review
Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Anna Bond
Ages: 10+ | 192 Pages
Publisher: Puffin Books | ISBN-13: 9780147515872
What to Expect: Adventure, Fantasy, and Classics
When it comes to beloved works of literature, few can compare to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This enchanting tale, considered a timeless classic, has captivated and delighted readers for generations for very good reason—if ever there was a tall tale, this might be the tallest.
At its heart, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story full of wonder and whimsy, centered around a young girl named Alice who longs for something more than her mundane existence. When she unexpectedly tumbles down a rabbit hole into an entirely new world known as Wonderland, readers are whisked away on a magical journey beyond their wildest imaginings.
Here, in Wonderland, Alice encounters all manner of curious characters, from the endlessly tardy White Rabbit (always rushing about with his pocket watch) to the puzzling Cheshire Cat (who becomes invisible except for his big grin) to the Hatter (who is completely mad) to the Queen of Hearts (who is very difficult to please) and beyond. There are riddles to solve, quirky poems, and a tea party Alice can’t wait to leave.
In the midst of all of the absurd happenings, Carroll weaves in a series of mind-bending riddles that keep readers guessing until the very end. But beyond the exquisite story, we cannot forget Anna Bond’s stunning and evocative illustrations in this Puffin in Bloom edition of the story, which bring the magical world of Wonderland to life in vivid, floral detail.
Readers, young and old alike, will undoubtedly be spellbound by the allure of Alice in Wonderland. As sure as ferrets are ferrets, readers will be charmed by the words and fascinated by the illustrations. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is dreamy—you would be completely mad not to read this book!
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About the Author
Lewis Carroll is the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Queen Victoria was one of the first well-known fans of his book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. With royalty loving the book, it’s no wonder that the story has been adapted into multiple movies, live performances, and comic books.
What to Read Next If You Love Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
- The Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor
- Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie