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É Read è Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll ☆ I Can T Explain Myself, I M Afraid, Sir, Said Alice, Because I M Not Myself, You See When Alice Sees A White Rabbit Take A Watch Out Of Its Waistcoat Pocket She Decides To Follow It, And A Sequence Of Most Unusual Events Is Set In Motion This Mini Book Contains The Entire Topsy Turvy Stories Of Alice S Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass, Accompanied By Practical Notes And Martina Pelouso S Memorable Full Colour Illustrations What a bunch of codswallop Trying to find something rational in these bizarre characters and perplexing adventures will result in one s disappointment, and indeed, you will find none of it For if you were to put logical reasoning into the picture, you ll need heaps of Ibuprofen to pacify that throbbing headache of yours, which I did on my first day of reading Alice s adventures By the second day, I ve decided to throw out the logical and embrace lunacy for Pete s sake It was better and made me curiouser and curiouser as I trot along after Alice Lewis Carroll was a genius Whoever knew that such an intelligent man would be able to weave both the creative and logical parts of the brain and come up with a classical, nonsensical tale that is beloved or disliked by both children and adults alike The tales are imaginative and dreamy or nightmare ish depending on one s view, as it was a nightmare for me and the word play is ingenious Utter madness, these stories are But it doesn t deter me from loving the Cheshire Cat and dreadfully missing the Mad Tea Party.
Meself thinks these creatures should also exist Jub Jub Bird, Bandersnatch, and Jabberwocky I d fancy having one as a pet if and only if my desire for off with their heads edict isn t entirely quenchedWe re all mad here I think that the failure not only of Children s Literature as a whole, but of our very concept of children and the child s mind is that we think it a crime to challenge and confront that mind Children are first protected from their culture kept remote and safe and then they are thrust incongruously into a world that they have been told is unsafe and unsavory and we expected them not to blanch.
It has been my policy that the best literature for children is not a trifling thing, not a simplification of the adult or a sillier take on the world Good Children s literature is some of the most difficult literature to write because one must challenge, engage, please, and awe a mind without resorting to archetypes or life experience.
Once a body grows old enough, we are all saddened by the thought of a breakup We have a set of knowledge and memories The pain returns to the surface Children are not born with these understandings, so to make them understand pain, fear, and loss is no trivial thing The education of children is the transformation of an erratic and hedonistic little beast into a creature with a rational method by which to judge the world.
A child must be taught not to fear monsters but to fear instead electrical outlets, pink slips, poor people, and lack of social acceptance The former is frightening in and of itself, the latter for complex, internal reasons I think the real reason that culture often fears sexuality and violence in children is because they are such natural urges We fear to trigger them because we cannot control the little beasts We cannot watch them every minute.
So, to write Children s Literature, an author must create something complex and challenging, something that the child can turn over in their mind without accidentally revealing some terrible aspect of the world that the child is not yet capable of dealing with Carroll did this by basing his fantasies off of complex, impersonal structures linguistics and mathematical theory These things have all the ambiguity, uncertainty, and structure of the grown up world without the messy, human parts.
This is also why the Alice stories fulfill another requirement I have for Children s Lit that it be just as intriguing and rewarding for adults There is no need to limit the depth in books for children, because each reader will come away with whatever they are capable of finding Fill an attic with treasures and the child who enters it may find any number of things put a single coin in a room and you ensure that the child will find it, but nothing.
Of course, we must remember that nothing we can write will ever be strange or disturbing to a child than the pure, unadulterated world that we will always have failed to prepare them for However, perhaps we can fail a little less and give them Alice Not all outlets are to be feared, despite what your parents taught you In fact, some should be prodded with regularity, and if you dare, not a little joy.

It s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, plus Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, plus a ton of critical analysis and fun facts and biographical info and poetry and background and cultural and period information and bonus illustrations and basically all you need or could ever want to know, except if you re me and your love for and curiosity about Alice and Lewis Carroll and Wonderland will never be satiated.
And also it s about a square yard and the font is tiny and it weighs about 30 pounds and takes an eternity to read.
I loved this so much that it made my heart hurt to finish it My version of paradise is probably something like this, where I m alternating between reading the original text I love than anything and eloquent, wise, humorous elaboration on things I had never known The I learned, the I wanted to know.
I guess you could say I grew curiouser and curiouser.
I love myself.
Anyway, my bookmark for this book was a folded up sheet of lined paper on which I wrote down the titles and works of art and research queries I wanted to know about as I read I filled up both sides of that sheet.
Absolutely every aspect of this book is gorgeous and curated and fascinating I don t really know how to review this because it basically transcended reading for me It was just a perfect experience.
Bottom line If you love Alice like I do, or really really like it, you need to read this book It s a gift That s all I can say pre reviewi have never, in my entire life, cried in public over a book.
until today.
THIS BOOK MADE ME CRY IN PUBLIC of a review to come Dreams , figments of the wondrous mind, what things can it createA little girl named Alice, 7 with her big sister a few years older, sitting on the banks of the gentle river Thames, on a calm , warm sunny day, in 1862 how delightful , still she is bored watching her sibling read a book, not paying any attention to her, with no pictures, imagine that getting sleepyOut of nowhere a nervous White Rabbit dashes by Alice, no big deal even though it has clothes on, not thinking it peculiar when the animal speaks, looking at a watch, and declares he will be late to an important party Intrigued the child follows the rapid rabbit down a large hole, a long tunnel , soon finding a precipice, then falling and falling, the never ending drop continues as the frightened girl starts to believe, maybe, quite possible , arrive finally on the other side of the world, welcome Australia Nevertheless landing safely in a pile of leaves, unhurt Alice in a strange hall sees a bottle that says drink me She the brave girl does, being much too big, for this land, needing to get out, to the beautiful place outside that Alice views, through the door, too small for her and shrinks this will not be the last time either, her size will vary in future adventures in this magical tale Meeting a plethora of mad characters, as one of them matter of fact boasts we re all mad here The Cheshire Cat with his always grinning smile as he fades away and reappears the Queen of Hearts the annoyed ruler frequently shouts and proclaims, Off with their heads , and her curiouser and curiouser croquet matchwith real animals for equipment, the Mad Hatter and his perpetual tea party with the March Hare who enjoys puzzling Alice The mellow Caterpillar likes sitting on top of a mushroom smoking leisurely and showing scorn for the little girl s silly questions, the Mock Turtle who head looks like a cow and is sad, the ugly Duchess sneezing because her maid s over use of pepper, other weird souls in this enchanting book appear If you are a type of person who relishes the road less traveled, this will be up your alley A classic children s fable that will always be a favorite, having sold than 100 million copies, and adults can be entrapped also, and benefit by the amusing satire of their foibles, which everyone has.
That is being human

The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer.His most famous writings are Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass as well as the poems The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky , all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.Oxfo