The Children’s Alice – Illustrated by Honor Appleton
This delightful book, The Children’s Alice, is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland re-written by F. H. Lee for younger readers.
Alice in Wonderland is the best known work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 – 1898); better known by his pen name, ‘Lewis Carroll’. Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures, the book was a huge commercial success on its initial publication in 1865. It was followed by its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, in 1871. The story has enjoyed lasting popularity with both adults and children alike – and is here retold in a wonderful children’s edition.
The Children’s Alice is accompanied by the dazzling illustrations of Honor C. Appleton (1879 – 1951). Appleton illustrated over one-hundred-and-fifty books during the course of her career, with her most famous works including Our Nursery Rhyme Book (1912),Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales (1919), and the collected stories of Hans Christian Andersen (1922). As her career progressed, she began producing bolder images for literary classics – but her best-loved drawings remain those for the children’s market. Presented alongside the text, Appleton’s illustrations further refine and elucidate Lewis Carroll’s captivating narrative.