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Sir John Tenniel was already a renowned cartoonist when he was invited to produce illustrations for Alice. His exquisite engravings are among the most iconic and best loved images in the world.His illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are considered to be his finest and most enduring achievement. They must also rank among the world's best-known children's images.mThe Dalziel brothers were commissioned to engrave the boxwood blocks on which Tenniel had made his drawings. The engravers advised Lewis Carroll that the engraved blocks should not be used for printing the illustrations in the books but instead they would act as the masters from which electrotype copies would be made. It was from these electrotypes that all the illustrations in the Alice books were printed with a resultant loss of definition. In 1985 the original wood engraved blocks were discovered in deed boxes belonging to Macmillan, the original publishers. Jonathan Stephenson at the Rocket Press was awarded the prestigious job of printing 250 sets from the blocks (the first time that they had been used) for worldwide distribution.
Children will love this doll’s house version of Alice in Wonderland. The book opens out into a pretty carousel, turning six favourite episodes into tempting 3D scenes. It opens with everyone’s favourite Drink Me scene, and also features the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and the trial of the Knave of Hearts, and readers will be tempted to peep into each one. Tenniel’s illustrations are brought into bright focus, and this is both the perfect introduction to the classic, and a lovely little object in itself. ~ Andrea Reece
Shortlisted for the CLPE Children’s Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017 Lewis Carroll's Alice has been enchanting children for 150 years. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter are among the best-loved, most iconic literary creations of all time.
One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in 1865. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after she falls down the rabbit hole and the incredible people she meets including the Mad Hatter and the March Hare have become touchstones for readers through the ages. Lewis Carroll’s follow-up to Alice’s Adventures through the Looking Glass includes the introduction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee those most memorable of characters who famously fought over a brand new rattle. It is here, too, that the poem Jabberwocky first appeared and the poem ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’.
Little books are somehow irresistible and this one is particularly appealing, both dainty and handsome with its cloth cover, gold sprayed edges and creamy paper. A shortened version of the original story, it contains the episodes most likely to appeal to young readers – including of course Tweedledum and Tweedledee – and also features thirty of Tenniel’s illustrations, which are just as jewel-like in this small size. The perfect thing for a child to slip into a pocket or little bag it makes an ideal first introduction to Carroll’s classic. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: The Little Folks edition is also available in the same charming format. ~ Andrea Reece
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 The classic stories of Alice and her journeys into Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are celebrating 150 years in print. These wonderfully imaginative stories have influenced children’s books ever since they were first published. In fact, it is often said that they were the origins of all the children’s literature that has followed as stories for children published before that were always moral tales. This handsome and long-lasting edition beautifully printed in a big type face which also includes Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations in colour is a perfect way of introducing Alice and all the wonderful characters who feature in her adventures such as the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen and many more. In his eloquent introduction Philip Pullman expresses the view that the Alice stories have lasted so long ‘for the simple reason that they are full of delight’. These are stories that every child will enjoy getting to know because, as Philip Pullman says, “ They are as fresh and clever and funny today as they were a hundred and fifty years ago.” ~ Julia Eccleshare
From her catwalk shows inspired by the Mad Hatter's Tea Party to her world famous twisted take on Britishness, Dame Vivienne Westwood has always seen the world through the looking glass. Now she has illustrated her favourite children's story by creating a unique front cover and end papers for this very special edition. Includes Through the Looking Glass and the original Tenniel illustrations.
A lovely hardback edition to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this world famous children's classic. A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March Hare and the sneezing Duchess. From Philip Pullman: "Indispensable. The great classic beginning of English children's literature."
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in 1865 and, every bit as iconic are Sir John Tenniel's remarkable illustrations, perfectly capturing the combination of the ordinary and the extraordinary at the heart of Wonderland. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after she falls down the rabbit hole and the incredible people she meets including the Mad Hatter and the March Hare have become touchstones for readers through the ages.
The attractive small-sized format of this Little Folks Edition makes it a perfect gift for young readers. It includes 32 colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel which bring Carroll’s characters vividly to life.
Adapted especially for younger readers by Lewis Carroll himself, this version is the perfect introduction to his magical story. The original edition, of which this is a reproduction, was the first to have colour illustrations to accompany the story. John Tenniel adapted his original illustrations and then coloured them to make them even more attractive to younger readers. This edition also includes the preface Lewis Carroll wrote explaining why he adapted the book for younger readers and the contemporary advertisements which give it a period flavour.
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up in the great looking-glass chess game and sets off to become a queen. It isn't as easy as she expects: at every step she is hindered by nonsense characters who crop up and insist on reciting poems. Some of these poems, such as 'The Walrus and The Carpenter' and 'Jabberwocky', are as famous as the Alice stories themselves.
A favourite book chosen by Philip Pullman, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "Indispensable. The great classic beginning of English children's literature". Stepping through the Looking Glass, Alice enters a second wonderful adventure. Here she meets the White Queen and the scarily loud Red Queen, the famous twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the tearful Walrus and the Carpenter.
This luxurious edition of Through the Looking-Glass contains the complete story of Through the Looking-Glass, with full colour illustrations throughout, plus a section at the end on Lewis Carroll and his relationship with Macmillan, his original publisher. With foiled edges to the pages and a jacket, this luxurious edition of the classic book is perfect for all Alice fans.
This lavish paperback edition of Lewis Carroll's much-loved classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is packed full of amazing exclusive extra material about the history of the book and Lewis Carroll's relationship with Macmillan, his original publisher. Lewis Carroll's Alice has been enchanting children for over 150 years. A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter, these characters are among the best loved, most iconic literary creations of all time. Illustrated throughout with John Tenniel's dream like original illustrations, coloured up by Harry Theaker and Diz Wallis. With foiled edges to the pages and a jacket, this luxurious edition of the classic book is perfect for all Alice fans.
This fabulous pack of fifty-two large size Alice in Wonderland-themed playing cards, are perfect for all kinds of games. The iconic images, drawn by Sir John Tenniel, are taken from the original books, and include characters such as Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty and the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's classic tales. Macmillan Alice Pack of Cards includes suggestions for card games suitable for younger children, and for the whole family to enjoy.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, was first published in 1865 by Macmillan & Co. In January 1864 Carroll met with the illustrator John Tenniel, and in Tenniel's hands, the characters of Wonderland came to life. Printing Tenniel's images in the first edition of the book involved careful preparation - the drawings were carved into woodblocks by wood engravers, and the blocks were used to create metal 'electrotypes' that would be used on the printing press. This fine art print shows one of the most iconic characters, the White Rabbit. In 2014 Macmillan created a new set of reproductions from the original woodblocks, now held in the British Library. The printing has been done on a traditional 4-colour proofing press, printing directly onto art-quality paper to create a beautiful image to keep forever. Other prints available: The Macmillan Alice: Alice Print The Macmillan Alice: Mad Hatter Print
A favourite chosen by Philip Pullman: "Indispensable. The great classic beginning of English children's literature." For over one hundred years Carroll’s classic story of logic and lunacy has delighted young and old alike and many illustrators have turned their hand to the story and none so more impressively than Helen Oxenbury. Her interpretation of the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland is quite unsurpassed and depicts with warmth and humour all the characters within a contemporary spirit. Oxenbury’s vision of Wonderland is truly breathtaking.
One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in 1865. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after she falls down the rabbit hole and the incredible people she meets including the Mad Hatter and the March Hare have become touchstones for readers through the ages. Hilary McKay shares her delight in the book in the foreword. One of a range of Macmillan Classics, beautifully produced hardback editions of some of the best-loved stories from the past. Each has a introduction by another author who, in their turn, have been influenced by the great writers of these books.
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