Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Author, Robert Ingpen, Illustrator
Lewis Carroll, Author, Robert Ingpen, Illustrator , illus. by Robert Ingpen Sterling $19.95 (191p) ISBN 978-1-4027-6835-4
Reviewed on: 10/05/2009
Release date: 11/01/2009
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A pensive, titian-haired Alice trips down the rabbit hole in this adaptation that pairs the classic story with gracefully expressive illustrations. Ingpen’s detailed visions of the menagerie of creatures Alice meets lend them anthropomorphic qualities while remaining anatomically precise. The Cheshire cat, who peers out at Alice from a crowd of leaves with a milk-tooth smile, does so with kittenish serenity. The infamous tea-party is a cozy affair with intimate soft-focus portraits in pencil of the sleepy dormouse, hare (who dips his watch into his cup of tea) and the rather bleary Mad Hatter, whose pencil-drawn sidewise glances suggest it’s all dreamy good fun. A lovely and faithful interpretation. Ages 10–up. (Nov.)

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