Monday, June 24, 2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice goes on an extraordinary adventure because of a hectic rabbit who has a place he needs to be otherwise he thinks he will get into some big trouble. She ends up falling into a rabbit hole, which leads to a bunch of random places such as a little room containing milk and cookies that would make her  grow big or small. She also encounters a bunch of wacky characters, such as the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter. Her main goal is to find a way home but it is not going to be easy since she encounters the maddest character in Wonderland which is the Queen of Hearts. Her biggest thing at stake is getting home and the only way to fulfill that is to win a croquet match with the Queen. Will Alice ever make it home or is she going to be in Wonderland forever?

 I have a lot of things to say about this wonderful fairy tale. I liked how the book had images with very cute colors that fit well with the pictures. From purple to light yellow, it looks nice either way which helps make the book look more vivid. Although, the illustrator made these images look a bit creepy and scary so there are times that I wouldn't want to recommend this version of the story to children if they can't handle a touch of horror in a fairy tale. The awfully weird slurs in old English is something I wouldn't find reader-attracting, especially if someone is a millennial reading this. I'd say it would be appropriate for maybe a teen or a young adult to read a novel like this. If the book cover didn't look so odd, I think many more people would want to check out this unique version of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

Reviewed by Hannah R., Grade 9
Downtown Central Library