Michael Foreman’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, illus. by Michael Foreman, Pavilion (IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.), $19.99 (176p) ISBN 978-1-84365-142-0
Drawing inspiration from Carroll’s own photography, Foreman brings fresh enthusiasm to an already wondrous tale. Unlike many depictions, his Alice is “dark-haired and elfin-featured” (per the illustrator’s note) as the living Alice Liddell appeared in Carroll’s photographs. In spot art and full-bleed scenes, Foreman’s paintings appear on most pages, bursting with color and energy. White rabbits, mock turtles, and execution-minded queens look prepared to leap off the page. Also available: Aesop’s Fables. Ages 9–12. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/02/2010
Release date: 07/01/2010
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