Recensie: Alice’s adventures underground

23569754Auteur: Lewis Carroll
Titel: Alice’s adventures underground
Genre: Jeugdliteratuur, klassieker
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1864
ISBN: 9781604335729
Aantal pagina’s: 128
Gelezen: Maart 2017

In celebration of the story’ss 150th anniversary, this elegant new collector’s edition of Alice’s Adventures Underground features never-before-seen drawings from renowned artist Charles Santore, and an introduction by revered literary scholar, Michael Patrick Hearn.

When Lewis Carroll first put pen to paper and wrote what would become Alice in Wonderland, he provisionally titled the story:Alice’s Adventures Under Ground & and accompanied the text with sketches to bring his story to life. Now, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the book’s first publication in 1865, we are publishing that original story, in a faithful and unabridged adaptation, under its original title. Like that first hand-written draft, this stunning new collector’s edition features never-before-seen drawings throughout the story by celebrated New York Times bestselling artist Charles Santore (The Wizard of Oz, The Night Before Christmas), and an introduction from the premier authority on children’s literature, Michael Patrick Hearn.
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Showcase Sunday

IMG_5746Het lieverds! Is het bij jullie ook zo wit buiten? Ik werd vanochtend wakker van het geluid van kittens die tegen de ramen aan sprongen omdat ze sneeuwvlokjes wilden vangen. Heerlijk! (met uitzondering van het wakker worden gedeelte, dan). Anyway, tijd voor een nieuwe showcase vandaag! En ik heb weer wat mooie boeken om jullie te laten zien!
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Review: The Looking Glass House

Auteu25706787r: Vanessa Tait
Titel: The Looking Glass House
Genre: YA, historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781782396826
Aantal bladzijden: 304
Gelezen: Juni 2016

What happened before Alice fell down the rabbit hole?

Oxford, 1862. As Mary Prickett takes up her post as governess to the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church, she is thrust into a strange new world. Mary is poor and plain and desperate for change but the little girls in her care see and understand far more than their naive new teacher. And there is another problem: Mary does not like children, especially the precocious Alice Liddell.

When Mary meets Charles Dodgson, the Christ Church mathematics tutor, at a party at the Deanery, she wonders if he may be the person to transform her life. Flattered by his attentions, Mary begins to believe that she could be more than just an overlooked, dowdy governess.

One sunny day, as Mary chaperones the Liddells on a punting trip, Mr Dodgson tells the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But Mary is determined to become Mr Dodgson’s muse ­ and will turn all the lives around her topsy-turvy in pursuit of her obsession.

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