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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Alice through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Best-Loved Classics

The sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Step through the Looking-glass into a topsy-turvy, magical world in this gloriously illustrated picture book re-telling of Lewis Carroll's enduring classic, from the highly-regarded, prize-winning illustrator of Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc. A LUXURIOUS GIFT BOOK THAT NO CHILD'S LIBRARY SHOULD BE WITHOUT! In this magnificent sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice walks through a mirror straight into the back-to-front Looking-glass Kingdom. There she meets a collection of even 'curiouser' characters than before; the walrus and the carpenter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, the White Knight and the Red Queen, to name but a few. But nothing is quite what it seems...

If you are looking to give a gift of a book to a child, this one would be a perfect choice. This hardback edition is a lovely keepsake, one which can be kept to pass on to their children and so on.

The story is the traditional tale, as written by Lewis Carroll, a sequel to Alice in Wonderland. The story is retold in this book and is suitable for older children as there is alot of text on each page, however as the tale is a great story to tell, it is a beautiful edition. 

This edition has been illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. The illustrations are beautiful. As I have already said, this edition is suitable for a slightly older child and I think that the illustrations will also suit this age of child. There are no Disney, cartoon style illustrations, instead Emma Chichester Clark has drawn beautiful illustrations. The setting looks like any English countryside. Alice looks life like and an ordinary girl who could be seen walking down any street. The rest of the characters are also well drawn, no cartoon animals in sight, instead look realistic and life like with that extra special Lewis Carroll magic woven in throughout each character.

This is definitely a book to give as a special present, as a keepsake, one which will put on a shelf and taken down to look at and share at every opportunity for children aged 7+.

Thank you to the publishers, Harper Collins Children's Books, for sending me the book to review.

Check out this video of the illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark, talking about this project: 

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