A stunning new full-colour hardback gift edition of Lewis Carroll's best-loved classic, illustrated throughout by Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate.
A beautiful reimagining of this beloved children's book featuring full-colour illustrations by Chris Riddell, 2015–2017 Children's Laureate and author of the Goth Girl and Ottoline series.
Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed edition. A perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic.
First published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll’s iconic story of a girl's journey into a world of tea parties, talking caterpillars, white rabbits and nonsense has been loved and enjoyed by generations of children.
This edition presents Lewis Carroll's complete text, with illustrations from Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner, and cartoonist for the Observer, Chris Riddell. Published 200 years after the birth of Alice’s first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, also the political cartoonist of his time, Chris Riddell's illustrations set a new bar of excellence with his unique, rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world.
With the curious, quick-witted Alice at its heart, readers will not only rediscover characters such as the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire Cat but will find fresh and wonderful creations of these characters by a true master of his art; images that will live in our hearts and minds for generations to come.
'Riddell has reinstated its oddness with his glamorous, fantastical caricatures and super-skillful line' – The Times
...this reimagining is uniquely Riddell, and every bit as sumptuous as you would expect * The Bookseller *
Chris Riddell joins the crowd of illustrators who have visualized Alice since John Tenniel. Whereas — to choose one notable predecessor — Helen Oxenbury made the text fresh and cozy, Riddell has reinstated its oddness with his glamorous, fantastical caricatures and super-skillful line. He has also made the Mad Hatter female * The Times *
He has now taken on the big challenge: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. As with all his pictures of children, Alice is huge-eyed and delicate, but his cartoonist’s eye means he does a lovely Gryphon and Mock Turtle. This is quite a hefty hardback. * The Spectator *
Riddell breathes new life into Alice, giving her a striking dark bob. A delicious new edition, with colour plates and pencil sketches by this remarkable artist. * Irish Independent *
Many great artists have drawn Alice, but I think this sumptuous hardback and jacketed version by the ex-Waterstones Children's Laureate is my personal favorite. * Bath magazine and Bristol magazine *
This really is a collector’s hardback edition – the spine is about 4cm thick! – and it is a book you will treasure forever. A perfect Christmas gift! -- Picture Book Perfect
This is a treasure of a book, with a gold-foiled dust-jacket, classic endpapers, a yellow ribbon marker, and stunning illustrations (both black-and-white and full-color) on every page. There is even a full-color map of Wonderland . . . This new edition would make a wonderful gift for both little and big Alice fans, and is definitely one to treasure! -- Little Library Owl
Take Lewis Carroll’s eternally enchanting classic tale of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, bring them to life with the unique illustrations of the talented Chris Riddell, and you have this year’s dream gift book for readers of every age. * Lancashire Evening Post *
Dimensions: 252mm x 204mm x 37mm