upcoming release (Fall 2015) of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', illustrated by Anna Bond, which just looks beautiful! It's part of the Puffin in Bloom series and I seriously want these to use as room decor.
Another upcoming release coming this September - I love the art done by Andrea D'Aquino in Classics Reimagined's version of 'Alice'. There is going to be a whole series of classics that have the art interpreted by contemporary artists from all over the globe. COOL idea!
'Alice in Wonderland : A Classic Illustrated Edition' compiled by Cooper Eden is another great idea of a book that I would looooooove to own - because this version features loads of art from the myriads of artists who have offered their own illustrated spin on the classic tale over the years. Over 30 artists are featured, including one of my great great favorites, Arthur Rackham.
Little Golden Book version of 'Alice' makes the Disney lover in me smile. I love Little Golden Books so much! I'd love to have this cutie with art from the film in my collection.
The sunny yellow covered 'Alice' is put out by Classics Unfolded - the art is done by Yelena Brysenkova and the whole story unfolds in 14 scenes. You can unfold the pages, and read snippets of text and short summaries of key episodes of the plot. The pages can also serve as freestanding art! There's a ton more classic stories in the collection that I would love to see.
And lastly, there's this GORGEOUS looking version of 'Alice' that features the dazzling original art by John Tenniel and NO abridgement. The original text, the original art - black and white within the book and some amazing colorized pictures on the covers. Some reviewers on Amazon said that they weren't happy with the printing quality done on the paper. That seems a shame. I discovered this after I had already done my collage and I was NOT going to re-do it! So it might be safer, if you want a copy of 'Alice' with the original Tenniel art to go with this version from Books of Wonder (they do AMAZING things with their re-prints, hard to go wrong with their books!). The art is supposed to be crisp and clear and there are annotations to accompany the story text.
So there you have it! A whole lot o' Alice! Have you read the original with your kiddos? I haven't read it with Julia. And I've never read the whole thing, from top to bottom; I've only read snippets of the original here and there throughout the years. It always seemed.....like such an endeavor. But maybe that's a mistake and we should give it a go! All of these glorious versions of the book are serving as great inspiration.
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