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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic about a girl who finds herself in a nonsensical world.

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An adaptation of the original story that children can understand

  • Sep 3, 2007
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The original adventures of Alice are much more difficult to read than most people realize. Carroll wrote very figuratively and while people tend to believe that it was a tale for children, it really is not. So much of the book relates to complex adult situations that children simply cannot relate to.
This book is an attempt to change that, by adapting the original story into one more suited for children. In that sense, the target was acquired and hit, the level of the text has been modified so that it is now at the level where children can understand it. I recommend this as the book about Alice's magic adventures that you read to your children, rather than the original version.

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review by . July 16, 2010
 During this book my emotions were more dazed. I was lost in the world with Alice, feeling her feelings of fright and worry and confusion.           This is a book that I believe everyone should read, young and old. I believe this book is so timeless because no matter where you are in life, it becomes relatable. We all have confusion and worries and this book lets us get lost in someone else's.        Albeit the setting of …
review by . June 29, 2010
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review by . June 22, 2010
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Quick Tip by . November 04, 2010
I could never get into this as a kid. Got hooked as a young adult though. So much more than just a straightforward story.
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2010
I don't know which Alice movie they're referring to, but they all make one mistake, so hear this loud and clear - the Alice books are, and were intended to be, NONSENSE. Any attempt to impose a moral on them is a heinous sin. Period.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
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review by . June 24, 2010
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review by . July 20, 2010
It was Willy Wonka who told as that, “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men,” but it was Lewis Carroll who showed us what that means.  If ever there was nonsense which could be truly relished by the wise, it is found in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.   From the moment we tumble down the rabbit’s hole with Alice until the moment when we have read the very last word on the very last page, we are traveling in a world of delight.  And …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Great classic, great read. Fun to read in conjunction with the films made.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Great classic, great read. Fun to read in conjunction with the films made.
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Author: Lewis Carroll
Genre: Classic Literature, Fantasy, Children's Books, Fairy Tales, Literary Nonsense
Publisher: Macmillan
Date Published: November 26, 1865
Format: Novel
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