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Alice im Wunderland (Mit Originalillustrationen): Der beliebte Kinderklassiker: Alices Abenteuer im Wunderland

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Alice im Wunderland (Mit Originalillustrationen): Der beliebte Kinderklassiker: Alices Abenteuer im Wunderland

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Alice im Wunderland ist ein erstmals 1865 erschienenes Kinderbuch des britischen Schriftstellers Lewis Carroll. Die fiktive Welt, in der Alice im Wunderland angesiedelt ist, spielt in solch einer Weise mit Logik, dass sich die Erzählung unter Mathematikern und Kindern gleichermaßen großer Beliebtheit erfreut. Alice im Wunderland gilt als eines der hervorragenden Werke aus dem Genre des literarischen Nonsens. Gemeinsam mit der 1871 erschienen Fortsetzung Alice hinter den Spiegeln wird dieses Kinderbuch gewöhnlich zu den Klassikern der Weltliteratur gezählt. So ist die Erzählung heute beispielsweise Bestandteil der ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher. Die britische Zeitung The Guardian nahm 2009 sowohl Alice im Wunderland als auch Alice hinter den Spiegeln in die Liste der 1000 Romane auf, die jeder gelesen haben muss. Seine Erzählweise und -struktur, seine Figuren und Metaphorik haben unverändert großen kulturellen Einfluss.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898) war ein britischer Schriftsteller des viktorianischen Zeitalters, Fotograf, Mathematiker und Diakon. Mit seiner Befähigung für Wortspiel, Logik und Fantasie schaffte er es, weite Leserkreise zu fesseln. Seine Werke, als sogenannte Nonsense-Literatur bezeichnet, sind bis heute populär geblieben.
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, mais conhecido pelo seu pseudônimo Lewis Carroll (1832 — 1898), foi um romancista, contista, fabulista, poeta, desenhista, fotógrafo, matemático e reverendo anglicano britânico. Lecionava matemática no Christ College, em Oxford. É autor do clássico livro Alice no País das Maravilhas, além de outros poemas escritos em estilo nonsense ao longo de sua carreira literária, que são considerados precursores da poesia de vanguarda.


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Alice im Wunderland

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Erstes Kapitel. Hinunter in den Kaninchenbau.

Zweites Kapitel. Der Thränenpfuhl.

Drittes Kapitel. Caucus-Rennen und was daraus wird.

Viertes Kapitel. Die Wohnung des Kaninchens.

Fünftes Kapitel. Guter Rath von einer Raupe.

Sechstes Kapitel. Ferkel und Pfeffer.

Siebentes Kapitel. Die tolle Theegesellschaft.

Achtes Kapitel Das Croquetfeld der Königin.

Neuntes Kapitel. Die Geschichte der falschen Schildkröte.

Zehntes Kapitel. Das Hummerballet.

Elftes Kapitel. Wer hat die Kuchen gestohlen?

Zwölftes Kapitel. Alice ist die Klügste.

O schöner, goldner Nachmittag,

Wo Flut und Himmel lacht!

Von schwacher Kindeshand bewegt,

Die Ruder plätschern sacht —

Das Steuer hält ein Kindesarm

Und lenket unsre Fahrt.

So fuhren wir gemächlich hin

Auf träumerischen Wellen —

Doch ach! die drei vereinten sich,

Den müden Freund zu quälen —

Sie trieben ihn, sie drängten ihn,

Ein Mährchen zu erzählen.

Die erste gab's Commandowort;

O schnell, o fange an!

Und mach' es so, die Zweite bat,

Daß man recht lachen kann!

Die Dritte ließ ihm keine Ruh

Mit wie? und wo? und wann?

Jetzt lauschen sie vom Zauberland

Der wunderbaren Mähr';

Mit Thier und Vogel sind sie bald

In freundlichem Verkehr,

Und fühlen sich so heimisch dort,

Als ob es Wahrheit wär'. —

Und jedes Mal, wenn Fantasie

Dem Freunde ganz versiegt: —

»Das Uebrige ein ander Mal!«

O nein, sie leiden's nicht.

»»Es ist ja schon ein ander Mal!«« —

So rufen sie vergnügt.

So ward vom schönen Wunderland

Das Märchen ausgedacht,

So langsam Stück für Stück erzählt,

Beplaudert und belacht,

Und froh, als es zu Ende war,

Der Weg nach Haus gemacht.

Alice! o nimm es freundlich an!

Leg' es mit güt'ger Hand

Zum Strauße, den Erinnerung

Aus Kindheitsträumen band,

Gleich welken Blüthen, mitgebracht

Aus liebem, fernen Land.

Erstes Kapitel.

Hinunter in den Kaninchenbau.

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Alice fing an sich zu langweilen; sie saß schon lange bei ihrer Schwester am Ufer und hatte nichts zu thun. Das Buch, das ihre Schwester las, gefiel ihr nicht; denn es waren weder Bilder noch Gespräche darin. »Und was nützen Bücher,« dachte Alice, »ohne Bilder und Gespräche?«

Sie überlegte sich eben, (so gut es ging, denn sie war schläfrig und dumm von der Hitze,) ob es der Mühe werth sei aufzustehen und Gänseblümchen zu pflücken, um eine Kette damit zu machen, als plötzlich ein weißes Kaninchen mit rothen Augen dicht an ihr vorbeirannte.

Dies war grade nicht sehr merkwürdig; Alice fand es auch nicht sehr außerordentlich, daß sie das Kaninchen sagen hörte: »O weh, o weh! Ich werde zu spät kommen!« (Als sie es später wieder überlegte, fiel ihr ein, daß sie sich darüber hätte wundern sollen, doch zur Zeit kam es ihr Alles ganz natürlich vor.) Aber als das Kaninchen seine Uhr aus der Westentasche zog, nach der Zeit sah und eilig fortlief, sprang Alice auf; denn es war ihr doch noch nie vorgekommen, ein Kaninchen mit einer Westentasche und eine Uhr darin zu sehen. Vor Neugierde brennend, rannte sie ihm nach, über den Grasplatz, und kam noch zur rechten Zeit, um es in ein großes Loch unter der Hecke schlüpfen zu sehen.

Den nächsten Augenblick war sie ihm nach in das Loch hineingesprungen, ohne zu bedenken, wie in aller Welt sie wieder herauskommen könnte.

Der Eingang zum Kaninchenbau lief erst geradeaus, wie ein Tunnel und ging dann plötzlich abwärts; ehe Alice noch den Gedanken fassen konnte sich schnell festzuhalten, fühlte sie schon, daß sie fiel, wie es schien, in einen tiefen, tiefen Brunnen.

Entweder mußte der Brunnen sehr tief sein, oder sie fiel sehr langsam; denn sie hatte Zeit genug, sich beim Fallen umzusehen und sich zu wundern, was nun wohl geschehen würde. Zuerst versuchte sie hinunter zu sehen, um zu wissen wohin sie käme, aber es war zu dunkel etwas zu erkennen. Da besah sie die Wände des Brunnens und bemerkte, daß sie mit Küchenschränken und Bücherbrettern bedeckt waren; hier und da erblickte sie Landkarten und Bilder, an Haken aufgehängt. Sie nahm im Vorbeifallen von einem der Bretter ein Töpfchen mit der Aufschrift: »Eingemachte Apfelsinen«, aber zu ihrem großen Verdruß war es leer. Sie wollte es nicht fallen lassen, aus Furcht Jemand unter sich zu tödten; und es gelang ihr, es in einen andern Schrank, an dem sie vorbeikam, zu schieben.

»Nun!« dachte Alice bei sich, »nach einem solchen Fall werde ich mir nichts daraus machen, wenn ich die Treppe hinunter stolpere. Wie muthig sie mich zu Haus finden werden! Ich würde nicht viel Redens machen, wenn ich selbst von der Dachspitze hinunter fiele!« (Was sehr wahrscheinlich war.)

Hinunter, hinunter, hinunter! Wollte denn der Fall nie endigen? »Wie viele Meilen ich wohl jetzt gefallen bin!« sagte sie laut. »Ich muß ungefähr am Mittelpunkt der Erde sein. Laß sehen: das wären achthundert und funfzig Meilen, glaube ich —« (denn ihr müßt wissen, Alice hatte dergleichen in der Schule gelernt, und obgleich dies keine sehr gute Gelegenheit war, ihre Kenntnisse zu zeigen, da Niemand zum Zuhören da war, so übte sie es sich doch dabei ein) — »ja, das ist ungefähr die Entfernung; aber zu welchem Länge- und Breitegrade ich wohl gekommen sein mag?« (Alice hatte nicht den geringsten Begriff, was weder Längegrad noch Breitegrad war; doch klangen ihr die Worte großartig und nett zu sagen.)

Bald fing sie wieder an. »Ob ich wohl ganz durch die Erde fallen werde! Wie komisch das sein wird, bei den Leuten heraus zu kommen, die auf dem Kopfe gehen! die Antipathien, glaube ich.« (Diesmal war es ihr ganz lieb, daß Niemand zuhörte, denn das Wort klang ihr gar nicht recht.) »Aber natürlich werde ich sie fragen müssen, wie das Land heißt. Bitte, liebe Dame, ist dies Neu-Seeland oder Australien?« (Und sie versuchte dabei zu knixen, — denkt doch, knixen, wenn man durch die Luft fällt! Könntet ihr das fertig kriegen?) »Aber sie werden mich für ein unwissendes kleines Mädchen halten, wenn ich frage! Nein, es geht nicht an zu fragen; vielleicht sehe ich es irgendwo angeschrieben.«

Hinunter, hinunter, hinunter! Sie konnte nichts weiter thun, also fing Alice bald wieder zu sprechen an. »Dinah wird mich gewiß heut Abend recht suchen!« (Dinah war die Katze.) »Ich hoffe, sie werden ihren Napf Milch zur Theestunde nicht vergessen. Dinah! Mies! ich wollte, du wärest hier unten bei mir. Mir ist nur bange, es giebt keine Mäuse in der Luft; aber du könntest einen Spatzen fangen; die wird es hier in der Luft wohl geben, glaubst du nicht? Und Katzen fressen doch Spatzen?« Hier wurde Alice etwas schläfrig und redete halb im Traum fort. »Fressen Katzen gern Spatzen? Fressen Katzen gern Spatzen? Fressen Spatzen gern Katzen?« Und da ihr Niemand zu antworten brauchte, so kam es gar nicht darauf an, wie sie die Frage stellte. Sie fühlte, daß sie einschlief und hatte eben angefangen zu träumen, sie gehe Hand in Hand mit Dinah spazieren, und frage sie ganz ernsthaft: »Nun, Dinah, sage die Wahrheit, hast du je einen Spatzen gefressen?« da mit einem Male, plump! plump! kam sie auf einen Haufen trocknes Laub und Reisig zu liegen, — und der Fall war aus.

Alice hatte sich gar nicht weh gethan. Sie sprang sogleich auf und sah in die Höhe; aber es war dunkel über ihr. Vor ihr lag ein zweiter langer Gang, und sie konnte noch eben das weiße Kaninchen darin entlang laufen sehen. Es war kein Augenblick zu verlieren: fort rannte Alice wie der Wind, und hörte es gerade noch sagen, als es um eine Ecke bog: »O, Ohren und Schnurrbart, wie spät es ist!« Sie war dicht hinter ihm, aber als sie um die Ecke bog, da war das Kaninchen nicht mehr zu sehen. Sie befand sich in einem langen,

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  • (5/5)
    Written in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a wonderful fantasy adventure story about a little girl who drinks a potion, which makes her very small. She falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy world populated by absurd anthropomorphic creatures. Reading level: 9-10.
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely love this book. It's complete nonsense of course, but that's the great thing about it. Alice, a little girl, falls down a rabbit hole and enters Wonderland, filled with talking animals and strange creatures, and a pack of cards that has a life of its own. It's a dream, and like most dreams it makes absolutely no sense at all. It was one of my favourite books as a child, so I decided to re-read it after 30 odd years, and I'm glad I did. It made me laugh out loud.
  • (5/5)
    Many of the reviews on this site do not relate to the Salvador Dali illustrated book, but rather to another illustrator. Very Confusing.I love Alice's imaginative adventures and her increasing confidence as she accepts her changing size and bizarre circumstances.Yet, just as I did not enjoy the treatment of animals in a cruel way - the flamingoes, hedgehogs, guinea pigs - when I first read the book as a child and, although I was happy with the final resolution of the Queen and her deck of cards, the constant "Off with their heads!" was and is still annoying.Dali's paintings remain dramatic and an eternal evocative mystery. So good that this book has come to all of us!
  • (4/5)
    I plan to read Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy and thought it might be interesting to reread the book, this time in French. >My first observation was that the translator did a good job and most of the book was translated well - at least to the limits of my memory. Then I did notice some shortcomings, for instance the wordplay in the mouse poem relating the mouse's tail to the tale being told just didn't work in French. However, the translator did include good footnotes. Here, he explained differences in the French and English version. He also added some historical notes that I found added value to the story. This included some symbology that I was completely unaware of. Some of the jokes and puns were, if my memory serves, and perhaps were replaced with new or similar ones taking advantage of the language differences.Overall, it is a quick read, delightful and imaginative and well worth some time spent.
  • (5/5)
    Why do you want another copy of Alice in Wonderland when you already have at least three copies and other abbreviated versions? Well, it was really for the illustrations. I really like Helen Oxenbury's work and here was a great collection of her work for $5 at the local markets....who could resist. OK, I haven't read the story again. Actually, I never liked the story as a kid. Adults always seemed to be foisting it on me and I thought it was all very weird and unbelievable and full of tricky insider jokes for adults. I shared a flat (apartment) once, however, with a guy who was very keen on Alice in Wonderland and was always citing stuff from it ....like..."Words mean precisely what I want them to mean ...neither more nor less"and...."Would you please tell me which way I ought to go from here?"....That depends a good deal on where you want to get to", said the Cat. I don't much care where ..." said Alice. "Then it doesn't matter which way you go", said the Cat. it It was only as an adult that I kind of got interested in the author who was a lecturer in Mathematics and logic at Christ's College Oxford. He was Charles Dodgson who went under the pen name of Lewis Carroll. So the book is full of logical questions, paradoxes, illogical answers and mathematical quirks....... But Charles Dodgson seemed to have a rather unhealthy interest in young girls. I recall seeing a book of his that I think contained photos of young girls. (He became interested in photography and about 60% of his photos were of young girls. Seemed just slightly creepy to me.....but give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he just liked writing stories to entertain. He published Alice in Wonderland in 1865 and it became increasingly popular. Anyway, that's not why I bought the book. I bought it for the illustrations and they really dazzle. Helen Oxenbury has a wonderful way with perspective and a slightly cartoonish drawing style that is perfectly suited to this particular book. There are some of her pencil sketches and a few watercolours combined with pencil backgrounds. All in all it works very well. I think she has captured the spirit of Alice rather well. In many of the versions I've seen , Alice comes across as a rather bossy and determined little girl but her she is confident but sympathetic. And a rather likeable character from the drawings. Needless to say, she is a modernised Alice and, I think has much more appeal than the older "tougher" Alices.A great version of the book.
  • (4/5)
    Delightfully fun, whimsically amusing and what an imagination! Between the outlandish characters, the silly puns and the play with logic, it is easy to see how this book is such a great story for both children and adults. Obviously, a reader needs to love - or at least appreciate - the nonsensical fun to fully enjoy this story, especially given the caricatures and the mayhem that is Wonderland. I can see where some adult readers may revisit this one for nostalgic childhood reasons, but I think I probably appreciate the story more as a adult reader, than I would have reading it as a young girl. Overall, very happy to have finally read this children's classic.
  • (5/5)
    This has to be the most intricate read and imaginatively inspiring books that I have ever come across.There is so much action occurring during Alice's time through the rabbit whole that explaining it would never be as satisfying as reading it. Each character occupies only small sections of the book but they are so memorable, so fascinating and different that one can not forget who they are, their story, and where they've come from.Alice herself is very smart for her age (9 I do believe?) and questions every question that a character throws at her. She does not fuss over small matters but instead opts through out the book to accept the differences.Carroll's characters make a lot of good points, their words have different meanings to it making the reader rethink about what they've just read. I nodded my head many times. Carroll is one for play on words and thinking outside the box about words, letters, and much much more.Through The Looking Glass may have been even more elaborate with Alice's encounter with the White Queen and her journey through an imaginary chess board to reach the status of Queen.There is so much more significant moments in the book that I want to comment on but it may just become an entire essay.This is a classic, the classic I've heard so much about and so glad I spent the time to read!
  • (5/5)
    This classic tale of Alice In Wonderland is about a young girl with an imagination like no other. Her curiosity find's her trouble, and makes new friends for her. The story is a classic that has been around for decades.
  • (5/5)
     This classic is written in an advanced style of language that requires a higher reading level, but the writing isn't stilted even though it's written in the old classical style. This original quality of this work is a quite good use of literary device that manages to bring us into Wonderland, as we experience some of the older and even archaic poems that Alice is required to recite. The writing quality carries Carroll's brilliance of this tale deeper into our hearts. We feel a difference in the character attributes even for those of us who know the story fairly well, in how they have been revealed to us. Alice we are shown is full of wonder in a way that is both inquisitive and adaptable. We don't see evidence of her 'temper' as it's been claimed she has one in prior film tellings of this work. The Mad Hatter we see as testing Alice, because he is both characterized as obnoxious and goading. The Chesire Cat, becomes more of a friend to Alice than he was before given credit for. The White Rabbit, is both kind of mean in the way Alice describes him as being far too busy to care about anything other than himself. I would say that this version with all of it's layers such as the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon help us see things in Wonderland much more clearly; vs. how we may have thought things were just one dimensional before.
  • (4/5)
    I have to say I really enjoyed this. I had read the picture book version as a child but never the full book - and when I read it I thought it was clever clever clever.Its a most dark story of fantasy. The world Alice enters is not a happy space. My favourite chapter was the Mock Turtle, just so very clever.I had a copy with notes attached - this I would recommend as it brings a different dimension to the read.
  • (2/5)
    i must be getting old....did not connect very well with this supposed timeless classic......just kind of strange...but it's ok....i'll be fine.....no longer have to say i never read it!
  • (4/5)
    I read this book long ago while in middle school, and viewed it as simply a silly and nonsensical children's fantasy.However, I just re-read it, having become aware that this book is famous for it's allegoric philosophical and mathematical conceptions.The unbelievable, child like fantasy world of Wonderland is charming, and filled with things such as lakes made of tears, Mad Hatters, the Queen of Hearts, rabbit holes, and clocks that don't tell time.However, while this aspect is what meets the readers eye upon a first, cursory impression, this intricate book has far more depth, if you care to look.There is a strong sense of logic - almost in a satirical fashion, through-out the book. The concept of limit, inverse relationships, and mathematical logic is scattered through the plot, but mainly and most noticeably found at the Mad Tea Party and the first scene with the Cheshire Cat.Whether you care to look deeply into it, or simply leave "Alice in Wonderland" as a unique and inventive children's fantasy, this book is amazing!
  • (2/5)

    6/10.

    A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very odd tea party and croquet match. This immensely witty and unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, to provide an astute depiction of the experience of childhood.

  • (5/5)
    Only 2 chapters in and I'm already loving it. I can't believe it took me all these years (I'm now 39) to read this. I know the story, of course, I believe from the Disney movie, but the book is delightful. I find myself chuckling at least once a paragraph. It's just silly!
  • (4/5)
    This is a classic must read book for everyone.
  • (3/5)
    I remember this book scared me as a child!
  • (4/5)
    Ya, I know it's a children's book. But certain children stories transcend age and have something to say to people of every age. Such is this one. Tightly written the character and plot develop right away, the humour is also quite amusing this story takes a little thinking on what it actually means
  • (4/5)
    This is the traditional story of Alice, who falls through the rabbit whole and ends up in Wonderland where she runs into all kinds of characters and adventures. Once we realize that Alice’s adventure is only a dream we see through her sister that Wonderland is actually in the Farm yard all around them if only they close their eyes and imagine.I’ve always enjoyed the story of Alice in Wonderland with all the unexpected characters. It doesn’t matter what version of the book is read, the book is a celebration of a child’s imagination.I would use this book to introduce creative writing in my English class with 3rd or 4th graders. This story can also be used in Science to discuss the human body and how it grows.
  • (2/5)
    The most over-rated book of all time in my opinion - in the face of stiff opposition from Pilgrim's Progress and Catcher in the Rye, to name but a few. I was both bored and disturbed by the claustophobic and nightmarish nonsensity of this messy fever dream of ghastly characters. The mad hatter, that terrible queen, all those odd substances saying eat me and drink me, then swimming through the sea of dormouse tears - most off-putting. Mind you, that might have been 'Through the Looking Glass', possibly the only book I hated even more than Wonderland.
  • (4/5)
    I think this book is the epitome of English eccentricity, which is why I loved it. There are several stories around the author, one that he was an epileptic, and that the falling down the hole was a description of one of his seizures, another one which my sister insists on was that he was a drug addict, which sort of taints my view of this as a children's book. I prefer to think he was a brilliant man with a vivid imagination, why is that so hard for people to believe? It's the perfect book to read to a child to spark their own imagination and give them a love of books and reading.
  • (5/5)
    There are reasons why some books retain their popularity.
  • (3/5)
    Strange, but interesting. I was not as profoundly moved as I thought I was going to be.
  • (3/5)
    I didn't much enjoy Alice's Adventures in Wonderland while I read it (except for the court scene with the King's ridiculous directives; TV shows like Boston Legal are straight out of here!). I especially disliked that Carroll painted himself into corners numerous times and only got out by pulling a new topic out of thin air. And the ending’s device is a frustrating cop-out.Yet, afterward, the story is growing on me. I’m glad to have finally experienced the origins of so many cultural references: the rabbit hole; “Drink Me”/”Eat Me”; the Mad Hatter; the Queen and Knave of Hearts; the rhymes. I suppose, being as logical a thinker as Alice, that I reacted to Wonderland exactly as she did: thinking it was curious, confusing, and frustratingly nonsensical. So, actually, Carroll did an excellent job of putting me there!The book absolutely lends itself to being read aloud -- and with much drama. I think an adult reader would get very much more by delving into an annotated edition.
  • (5/5)
    This one inexplicably remains a favorite. Bizarre (literally). And somehow timeless.
  • (5/5)
    Summary: Classic storytale of Alice as she travels through Wonderland and has great adventures. This story is of a little girl who is bored and falls asleep only to dream of following a rabbit down his hole and into a magical world of make-believe. Review: This story is a fairy tale and has all the classic marks of one: talking animals, the rules of science and nature being bendable if not all together breakable, and all of her adventure happening during a dream. The particular book I own has 42 wonderful ink illustrations by John Tenniel. It is the oldest book I own and I believe the story is still very relevant in children's literature. The best part of my book is the inscription: "Happy Christmas - To Little Hattie, December 25th, 1895. From Mrs. Flora Feige".
  • (3/5)
    Classic story that I love to read even more than watching the movie so I can picture things the way I want and give the characters their voices. A must read for all children.
  • (3/5)
    Nonsensical for certain! Alice's adventures in Wonderland, complete with size changes, talking animals, vengeful queens, and mad hat-makers, can be difficult to follow with all the frequent changes and tangents. However, this very nature also hints at Carroll's genius in capturing the momentary thoughts of a person (however senseless), giving a new depth to a magical adventure.
  • (5/5)
    I used to think the iconic Tenniel illustrations could not be bettered, but Jansson's are wonderful. The only edition of Carroll that contains a glyptodont (Doedicurus). Bonus fact: the first country mentioned in the text is New Zealand.
  • (4/5)
    From an educational standpoint I do not see Alice in Wonderland fitting into any lesson plan. Lewis Carroll's tale went against the norm of the Victorian Age and created a new heroin in Alice. She is an innocent, unmoved character that children of all kinds will love to read on her silly adventures. Alice goes through a series of events in her dream that do not get her anywhere nor develop her in anyway. Alice purely overcomes Wonderland and it's nonsense. Children can find a sense of reassurance and identity in Alice's story by her ability to overcome Wonderland. A fun tale to read at night, but education wise for children I do not see it's purpose in a classroom. But for a classroom full of college student's Alice is fun to read in to and pick apart.
  • (5/5)
    In my opinion this is a good picture book. The illustrations really enhance the story and make the reader believe they are in the story.The illustrations really fit the storyline and are filled with great detail! The front cover is a perfect example. On the cover is Alice, the rabbit, mad hater, the cheshire cat, the liquid that makes Alice get big and small, and the caterpillar! Before even reading this story, the reader is curious to see what is going to happen in the story that bring about all these add creatures. Another aspect of the book that i really enjoyed was the language. Throughout this piece of literature, descriptive language is used to help make the reader feel as if they are actually in the story. ""Oh, my ears and whiskers! The Queen will be angry," it said, and hurried off. Alice wanted to see what would happen to it: so she ran and ran, ti; she found herself tumbling down through a rabbit hole after it." When reading this I picture the rabbit with a worried expression on his face and Alice chasing after him. I also see Alice tripping on a tree root and falling into a rabbits hole. Along with the detailed illustrations, this passage makes the reader feel as if they are there watching. The big idea of this story is that dreaming is an amazing and wonderful thing where your imagination can run free.