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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia’s greatest children’s book illustrators.

A new edition of Lewis Carroll’s classic book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring illustrations by Robert Ingpen. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures.

  • Brand new edition by renowned children’s book illustrator Robert Ingpen who brings Lewis Carroll’s unforgettable characters to life as never before
  • A perfect Christmas gift for children and adults of all ages
  • Another great addition to the collector's classics series

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 Geelong, Australia. He began studying illustration art and book design over fifty years ago at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has designed, written and illustrated more than one hundred works of fiction and non-fiction. In 1986, Ingpen received the highest honour in the children’s book world, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, for his contribution to international children's literature. He has also recently been awarded an honorary doctorate from RMIT and granted Membership of the Order of Australia for services to literature. He and his wife Angela live and work in Anglesea near their home town of Geelong. In recent times, he has illustrated editions of classic works such as The Jungle Book, Treasure Island and the centenary editions of Peter Pan and Wendy and The Wind in the Willows.

ISBN: 9781921529023
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2009
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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