Friday, April 2, 2010

Alice in Verse by J.T. Holden

Alice in Verse:
The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland
by J.T. Holden
illustrated by Andrew Johnson

Published: 2010
Genre: Poetry
Hardback: 112 pages
Rating: 5

Description from the amazon:
Have you ever wondered...

Who really stole the Queen's tarts? Whatever did become of the Walrus & the Carpenter after their nefarious jot down the briny beach with the little Oysters? Is there truly any sense to be found in nonsense at all?

Come follow Alice down the rabbit-hole once again as Lewis Carroll's timeless classic is reimagined through the lyrical language of Wonderland...where a Caterpillar dispenses an indelible lesson, a Cat offers safe haven and (fairly) sound advice, and a Hatter and Hare throw a mad tea party before matching wits at the trial of the century!

Limited Hardcover Edition with introduction by the author and over 35 pages of all-new illustrations.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): puzzling paths

Such a gem of a book!

Certain parts of Alice in Wonderland have been retold in poetry form in this book with amusing and delightful illustrations. It's one of those books that is fun to read aloud. In fact, should be read aloud! The words just tickle the brain and mouth.

I was thrilled to see and read a chapter on my favorite characters, Dee and Dum. Like the Cheshire Cat above, the Tweedles were not of the roly-poly sort.

Favorite illustration:
There is one with a caterpillar with mechanical-like wings attached to its back and wheels at its tail-end. It looks steampunky to me and you know how I'm into that steampunk aesthetic.

*** Alice Book Giveaway ***

If you haven't already, signup to win this book which ends April 11, 2010.

* giveaway prize
courtesy of Candleshoe Books
Thanks Derek!

* part of Alice in Whatsitland

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