CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF ALICE
Oh my ears and whiskers, how late its getting!
Would you be surprised to see a white rabbit take a watch out of his waistcoat pocket? It certainly seems a remarkable sight to Alice and, full of curiosity, she follows him down a rabbit-hole into a very strange world. She meets a disappearing cat, plays croquet with a bad-tempered Queen, joins a mad Hatter's tea party and becomes entangled in the case of some missing tarts. In Wonderland nothing but out-of-the-way things happen...
Includes Through the Looking Glass.
BACKSTORY: Learn about the author and what inspired him to create Wonderland, and try writing some nonsense verse!
Only Lewis Carroll has shown us the world upside down the way a child sees it, and has made us laugh as children laugh
Precise, dream-like, subversive
The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books lies in language. . .. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children
Without these two books in my childhood I doubt whether my imagination would have developed at all
"What is the use of a book" thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?" If you feel the same way, then you'll love Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It is full of good conversations. Alice talks to a pipe-smoking caterpillar and a mad hatter
As we start 2022, these words from books, poems and authors provide some literary wisdom on new beginnings.
Including tales by Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll, experience these classic stories and best-loved books in a lively new way, through the most entertaining of audio retellings.