An Apple Books Classic edition.
Fall down the proverbial rabbit hole with Alice, the intrepid heroine of Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy! When Alice spies a talking rabbit, she can’t resist following him into his hole - winding up in Wonderland, a nonsensical land of magical potions and never-ending tea parties. We accompany Alice on a journey that leads her to meet a grinning and elusive Cheshire Cat, a Mad Hatter, and, of course, the cruel, maniacal Queen of Hearts.
Is Alice and every other inhabitant of Wonderland mad? Or is it just a daydream? For over 100 years, children have come under the spell of Carroll’s topsy-turvy world, and adults have debated the meaning of the mathematician turned author’s feverish story. Visit Wonderland alongside Alice and find out why so many generations become “curiouser and curiouser” with each reading.
A clock-face grows like the daisies around it as the White Rabbit hurries by; in the opening pages of the story, Browne hints at his interpretive presence in Carroll's world. A burning key, a fish swimming through space, a green thread winding its way through a cabinetful of strange objects, and the artist makes it clear that this will be no ordinary Alice. Thimbles and umbrellas bloom atop green stalks, Willy the chimp races by, another thimble casts the shadow of a trophy, the Caterpillar wears a smoking jacket covered with butterflies. The Mad Hatter has a stack of his wares on his head, and wears a terrible grimace; the tea party at which he resides displays a table full of toylike objects and sweets, among which are many surprising juxapositions. In short, the volume is so consumed by the unexpected that readers may well find their eyes leaving the text to pore over the pictures, replete with jaunty details and stunning surreal images that grandly point back in the direction of the written word. All ages.