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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Lewis Carroll Chris Riddell



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29 June 2021
Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated Through the Looking-glass in a sumptuous hardback jacketed edition, a perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic.

First published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll's iconic stories have been loved and enjoyed by generations of children the world over.

Curious Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even stranger than the Wonderland of her first adventure. Caught up in the great looking-glass chess game she sets off across the chequerboard landscape to become a queen on the final square. It isn't as easy as she expects: at every step she is hindered by unusual, funny and nonsense characters who crop up. Some of them insist on reciting poems to her and these poems, such as 'The Walrus and The Carpenter' and 'Jabberwocky', are now as famous as the Alice stories themselves.

This edition presents Lewis Carroll's complete text, with illustrations from Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell. Published 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, also the political cartoonist of his time, Chris Riddell's illustrations set a new bar in terms of excellence with his unique, rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world.
By:   Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by:   Chris Riddell
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 203mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   1.398kg
ISBN:   9781529007503
ISBN 10:   152900750X
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   29 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  English as a second language ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His work for Macmillan also includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris has been honoured with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work. He lives in Brighton with his family. Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, Dodgson was a mathematics tutor at Christ Church College, Oxford, where he met Alice Liddell, daughter of the dean, and inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, have delighted children all over the world for 150 years.

Reviews for Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

A book to enhance any young child's bookshelf and to remember into adulthood. * Newbury Weekly News * Chris Riddell's interpretation of these well-loved characters adds another dimension to this iconic story and is beautifully presented in this hefty tome complete with colour illustrations. [...] this is a must-have for all Alice fans. * Book Gift Blogger * Riddell's rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world brings new light and life to Alice's memorable journey of exciting trials and tribulations, and with a ribbon marker to complete the package, this is the perfect gift for families, children and fans of the all-time classic. * Lancashire Evening Post *

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