ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Robert Sabuda
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ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

A Pop-Up Adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Original Tale
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Girl falls down a rabbit hole, cries buckets, has a spot of bother about size, plays some croquet, and wakes up in time for tea. The quintessential Victorian children’s classic, Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been gloriously re-envisioned by pop-up master Sabuda. The bizarre settings and rude creatures of Wonderland burst out with every turn of the page, starting with an ingenious peep-show rabbit hole and ending with an explosion of cards. She’s a familiar Alice; Sabuda, while paying homage to original illustrator Sir John Tenniel, uses vibrant colors, thick black outlines, and foil to create a work that is uniquely his. The text is abridged with most of the nonsense poetry left out; perhaps this engaging version will send a few new fans to the original. Carroll, no slouch in the paper-engineering department himself (he designed a disappearing Cheshire Cat stamp case), would be pleased. (Picture book. All ages)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-689-84743-2
Page count: 12pp
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2003




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