Little, Big

Well, let’s have the big news first instead: The next LCSNA meeting will be in Washington, D.C. at the end of April, and all are welcome. More info here: www.lewiscarroll.org/meeting/2008spring/Spring08.pdf.

As for little, here’s a few more bits and pieces of catch-up.

A survey of 400,000 people (though not specifically children) by Britain’s Booktrust (www.booktrust.org.uk) finds that Alice in Wonderland is the tenth “best” children’s book “of all time.” www.booktrust.org.uk/show/feature/Home/Booktrust-news

At the recent toy fair in NYC, Tonner Dolls showed off the latest from the Alice collection, including, strangely enough, the Queens of Diamonds, Clubs, and Spades:
www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/TF2008_Tonner_Alice_In_Wonderland_112558.asp
www.tonnerdoll.com/alice.htm. There is also an Alice-lookalike in Tonner’s “Kickits” collection, titled “Hunting Rabbit”: www.tonnerdoll.com/2007Images/TONNER%202007/Kickits/KI3.jpg.

And slightly late for those of you in the U.K. crowd
, child heroes including Alice and Peter Pan make an appearance in “The Worlds of Fantasy,” a three-part series starting on Wednesday 27th February (tonight), BBC4, at 9 p.m. with probable repeats.

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