Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
Drawing inspiration from Carroll s own photography, Foreman brings fresh enthusiasm to an already wondrous tale. Unlike many depictions, his Alice is dark-haired and elfin-featured (per the illustrator s note) as the living Alice Liddell appeared in Carroll s photographs. In spot art and full-bleed scenes, Foreman s paintings appear on most pages, bursting with color and energy. White rabbits, mock turtles, and execution-minded queens look prepared to leap off the page. Also available: Aesop s Fables. Ages 9 12.