Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Anniversary, Alice in Wonderland!

stock photo courtesy of Abe Books

I saw this note on Abe Books' Facebook page: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a book loved by many and this year it celebrates its 150th anniversary. Learn about the author, the story, the illustrators and more on AbeBooks."

On the website linked below: "Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a story about a curious girl who falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a magical, nonsensical world, celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015. Read by millions of children and adults alike around the world, this iconic book has been translated into at least 97 different languages and continues to be published in various forms. "

Read more here: Abe Books celebrates Alice in Wonderland

I have to say, of all the illustrators whose works are sampled in the website, I greatly prefer the original, John Tenniel, and also the Disney version (not pictured on the site). That was the Alice I grew up with, the little blond girl with a blue dress and white pinafore!

Did you read and enjoy Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass when you were a child? Have you read it since becoming an adult? I read it as a child, loved it then, and loved it again when I read it to my children!
Happy Anniversary, Alice!

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