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Return to Wonderland

Written by Various

Key Stage 2 Classic Fiction Fantasy / Magical Short Stories

LoveReading View on Return to Wonderland

Both a tribute to and a celebration of Lewis Carroll’s story, this collection includes new adventures by eleven favourite contemporary children’s authors, each of whom has been inspired by Alice

It’s more than 150 years since the publication of Alice in Wonderland and it is delighting today’s readers as much as it ever has. Both a tribute to and a celebration of Lewis Carroll’s story, this collection includes new adventures by eleven favourite contemporary children’s authors, each of whom has been inspired by Alice. With such an extraordinary set of characters and scenes to take as starting points, the stories are wonderfully varied. Pamela Butchart chooses to write about the Queen of Hearts in a follow up story, while Swapna Haddow picks the Mock Turtle. There’s an environmental message in Lauren St John’s lively story ‘Plum Cakes at Dawn’, while Robin Stevens puts the real Alice into her Oxford set story. Together they make for a sparkling collection, one well worth tumbling back down the rabbit hole to enjoy.

Andrea Reece

Return to Wonderland Synopsis

Return to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland with this stunning collection of original stories from today's biggest children's authors - Peter Bunzl, Pamela Butchart, Maz Evans, Swapna Haddow, Patrice Lawrence, Chris Smith, Robin Stevens, Lauren St John, Lisa Thompson, Piers Torday and Amy Wilson.

Tumble down the rabbit hole again to find out what happens in Wonderland without Alice there. Is the Queen of Hearts still ruling with an iron fist? Does the Mad Hatter still have to go to tea? And will Tweedledum and Tweedledee ever resolve their argument?

More than 150 years since Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published by Macmillan, revisit Carroll's amazing cast of characters - including the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, the Dormouse, the Cheshire Cat and Alice's Sister in these brand-new stories, that will bring a new generation of readers to Wonderland.

Return to Wonderland Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Funny and exciting short stories about Wonderland that are perfect for children (and adults) that have always wanted to return that magical place. Full review

Joshua Bertenshaw (Age 8)

Return to Wonderland Press Reviews

'A feast of invention and fine writing' Telegraph Book of the Week

'It's hard not to lap up this collection of short stories by some of our greatest contemporary children's authors' The Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529006858
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Author: Various
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Classic Fiction, Fantasy / Magical, Short Stories

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