Recreating the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and many other legendary characters in his own distinctive style, former Waterstones Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell delivers a landmark new Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the twenty-first century.
Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed edition. A perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic.
First published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll's iconic story has been loved and enjoyed by generations of children.
This edition presents Lewis Carroll's complete text, with illustrations from Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell. Published 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, also the political cartoonist of his time, Chris Riddell's illustrations set a new bar in terms of excellence with his unique, rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world.
With the curious, quick-witted Alice at its heart, readers will not only rediscover characters such as the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire Cat but will find fresh and wonderful creations of these characters by a true master of his art,; images that will live in our hearts and minds for generations to come.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 1298 g
Dimensions: 251 x 200 x 39 mm
Chris Riddell joins the crowd of illustrators who have visualized Alice since John Tenniel. Whereas - to choose one notable predecessor - Helen Oxenbury made the text fresh and cozy, Riddell has reinstated its oddness with his glamorous, fantastical caricatures and super-skillful line. He has also made the Mad Hatter female * The Times and Syndicates *
He has now taken on the big challenge: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. As with all his pictures of children, Alice is huge-eyed and delicate, but his cartoonist's eye means he does a lovely Gryphon and Mock Turtle. This is quite a hefty hardback. * The Spectator *
Riddell breathes new life into Alice, giving her a striking dark bob. A delicious new edition, with colour plates and pencil sketches by this remarkable artist. * Irish Independent *
Another classic gift for Christmas is Chris Riddell's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a brilliant full-color illustrated edition. Many great artists have drawn Alice, but I think this sumptuous hardback and jacketed version by the ex-Waterstones Children's Laureate is my personal favorite. Lewis Carroll's story is more than 150 years old, but the drawings are brand new and quite stunning. Every page has something to look at - from the map of Wonderland at the beginning to the amazingly detailed and amusing depictions of favorite characters such as Alice herself, White Rabbit, Cheshire-Cat, the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. We famously follow Alice down the rabbit hole to a world full of crazy creatures, magic... and danger. Decapitation-crazed queens must be avoided at all costs! It's a very readable story for young people - a bit mad, but still great after all these years * Bath magazine and Bristol magazine *
This really is a collector's hardback edition - the spine is about 4cm thick! - and it is a book you will treasure forever. A perfect Christmas gift! -- Picture Book Perfect
This is a treasure of a book, with a gold-foiled dust-jacket, classic endpapers, a yellow ribbon marker, and stunning illustrations (both black-and-white and full-color) on every page. There is even a full-color map of Wonderland depicting the key localities (including the White Rabbit's House, The Queen of Hearts' Croquet Lawn, and the Hatter's House). Swipe through for a little peek inside. The forward by Chris Riddell discloses the huge influence that this classic book and John Tenniel's illustrations had on his childhood, even inspiring him to become an illustrator of children's books! He has achieved a remarkable feat in this new reimagining of Alice's tale, and it is clear that much thought and love has gone into every detail. This new edition would make a wonderful gift for both little and big Alice fans, and is definitely one to treasure! -- Little Library Owl
Take Lewis Carroll's eternally enchanting classic tale of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, bring them to life with the unique illustrations of the talented Chris Riddell, and you have this year's dream gift book for readers of every age. First published by Macmillan in 1865, Carroll's iconic story - starring one the most popular female characters in English literature - has been loved and enjoyed by generations of children, and this sumptuous hardback, gold-foiled and jacketed edition is brimming with Riddell's gloriously imaginative color illustrations. And Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Riddell certainly works his creative magic on this stunning edition which has been published in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the book's original illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, who was a cartoonist for Punch. And in a pleasing stroke of serendipity, Riddell is also an exceptional artist and political cartoonist for The Observer, creating some of the best loved and instantly recognizable illustrations of the 21st century. Riddell's rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world brings new light and life to Alice's memorable journey of trials and tribulations in the company of the charming White Rabbit, the terrifying Queen of Hearts, the intriguing Mad Hatter, the grinning Cheshire Cat, and many other well-known eccentric characters. With a ribbon marker to complete the package, this is the perfect gift for families, children and all fans of an all-time classic * Lancashire Evening Post and Regional Syndicates *
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