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Alice Through The Looking Glass

By Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

When Alice steps through the looking-glass in the drawing room one snowy, drowsy afternoon, she finds herself in a peculiar, topsy-turvy world where chess pieces walk about, flowers talk and nothing is quite as it seems. Alice is caught up in a bizarre chess game and encounters some rather eccentric characters, both new and familiar – including the argumentative Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, the Lion and the Unicorn, the nonsensical White Queen and the quick-tempered Red Queen. The story features the poems, “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and “Jabberwocky”, which have become just as well known as Alice’s adventures themselves. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s first Alice book, the award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen has illustrated its enchanting sequel in this sumptuous volume. Full of anarchic humour, witty rhymes and sparkling word play, it will delight new readers and devoted Alice fans alike.

About the author

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), born in Cheshire, England, the third of eleven children. He developed a love of word play and riddles at an early age, inventing games and puzzles for his brothers and sisters. He was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church College, Oxford, where in 1855 he became a lecturer in mathematics. In 1862, on a boating picnic, Carroll made up a story to tell a group of children, among them the eleven-year-old daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, Alice Liddell. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published three years later and became a publishing sensation, beloved by children and adults alike. Carroll soon began work on another book featuring his inquisitive young heroine and based on the idea of a chess game. His enchanting sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, was published in 1871.

About the illustrator

Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads. He studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature and he has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia. Alice Through the Looking-Glass is the thirteenth title in his highly acclaimed series of children’s classics, which have now been published in many editions around the world.

ISBN: 9781925081718
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Dimensions: 195 x 235mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $39.99
New Zealand RRP: $44.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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