Unmissable edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

March 17, 2016

Alices adventures in wonderland

Recently, I was so excited to discover this gem of a book.  While Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a book we’re all very familiar with, it was finding this (fairly) rare edition that got me so excited.  One look at this book and I knew it had to be added to our shelves.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrations

The book is illustrated by Tove Jansson – a Finnish artist – who is best known for her Moomin books for children. In this book, the fantastical tale of Alice’s adventures comes to life in a way I haven’t seen before. The surreal and captivating story is made even more enchanting with Jansson’s drawings.  There’s a mix of colour and black and white illustrations and each one has so much to offer in bringing the story to life and almost out of the book, if that makes sense.

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice's Adventures in Wonderland Tove Jansson

And of course the story itself needs no introduction and is still one of the best ever written.  I mean which other book even comes close to feeding a child’s imagination in such a captivating way? So many of the quotes and thoughts expressed in the book lead Anya to become extremely curious and ask so many questions.  Things like the words below prompt all sorts of chat about what is and isn’t impossible and how if you believe strongly enough, nothing is impossible:

Alice's adventures in wonderland

Whether you’re 6 or 60, boy or girl, it’s hard not to fall in love with this book.  The original Swedish edition is very rare but thankfully the English edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which was published a few years ago by the Tate Museum, can still be found easily in the UK.  Outside the UK, it’s not as easy to get your hands on a copy, although US readers will find a copy on Amazon but it comes with a ridiculously hefty price tag.  Otherwise ebay has cheaper copies that ship from the UK.

We absolutely adore this edition of the book because of the incredible story and the illustrations that come together for a magical trip in to a world where truly nothing is impossible.  

P.S. If you’d like more recommendations, here is a list of kids books that are quite unique and special.

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