Irene's Picture Book Reviews

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Book Review

Posted on: July 7, 2010

           Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

           
          
           Lewis Carroll
           Illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko
           Tandra Books, 2009

Ever since its publication in November of 1865,
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been a landmark in
children’s literature. Each time Alice takes her famous
tumble down the rabbit-hole, she carries thousands of
newcomers and thousands of seasoned travellers with
her to Wonderland, where very little seems to make
sense, and yet, so much is very wise. 
           
Over one hundred and fifty years later, the thrill of
the adventure is as fresh as ever. This book has brilliant
illustrations by Oleg Lipchenko. And newcomers to the
tale have even more to relish. Years in the making,
Alice and her peculiar acquaintances are brought
lovingly to the page by the meticulous artistry of a
 master draftsman. 
          
This glorious new edition of Carroll’s unabridged
classic can be proudly given as an introduction to one
of the best-loved stories of all time, or simply acquired
as an exciting addition to any collector’s library. The
illustrator presents the story in a fresh and wonderful
manner through the various images throughout the
book. It is so well done that you will have to see it for
yourself. 
           
I was so entranced by the details of the paintings, the
gold embossing on the pages, and the wonderful way in
which this classic is redone that I bought a copy for
each of my nieces and nephews. They loved it and keep
reading and re-reading it. It is truly a masterpiece, one
which will delight both young and old. 
                      

 By: Irene Roth
           
 Rating: 5 stars

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