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Jul 5, 2015

Alice’s adventures in Wonderland: the Little folks’ edition

Lewis Carroll [abridged text]
Sir John Tenniel [original ink drawings]
Macmillan Children’s Books
ISBN: 9781447277781           RRP: $24.99

Released for the 150 year anniversary of Carroll’s fantasy adventure Alice’s adventures in Wonderland is this facsimile edition, with digital enhancement, of the second abridged edition from 1907. One-sixth the length of the original, in large print, it features 32 coloured illustrations from Tenniel’s originals. It retains the ring of Carroll’s voice and includes all the episodes of the original, just more condensed. In pocket size hardcover format, with gilt-edged pages, this is an ideal Alice starter for young readers, or a charming gift for anyone who has a collector’s interest in Alice’s story.

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