If you would enjoy seeing an online collection of vintage book covers for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from all over the world, then you’ll enjoy this Pinterest page spotted by one of our mimsy minions. The page owner already has a nice start on an enjoyable collection of images.
To see the Wonderland book cover images on Pinterest, click me.
Here is another publishing item from one of our mimsy minions:
“Günther Flemming’s German translation of the Alice books (including Under Ground and the Nursery), the Snark, plus a plethora of prefaces, poems, riddles, biographical sketches, and the article “Alice on the Stage,” along with a “kaleidoscope” of annotations and commentary — a task begun in 1967 — has been published in three hardcover volumes. The total cost is €209 ($284) plus postage.
To buy, go to the print-on-demand site http://www.epubli.de and put “Günther Flemming” in the Search (Suchen) box, or buy it from Amazon.de:
This just in from one of our mimsiest minions:
“Famed Russian translator of Wonderland and Looking Glass, Nina Mikhailovna Demurova, has been awarded Russia’s highest prize in children’s literature, the 2013 Korney Chukovskii Award, given for “outstanding creative achievements.”
As the “Moscow Evening” newspaper reports, “‘No one has done more for our literature, than Demurova’, said Grigorii Kruzhkov, a well-known poet and translator of The Hunting of the Snark. ‘Thanks to Nina Mikhailovna’s work, I learned about nonsense poetry, the existence of limericks, Edward Lear, and in the end, “The Hunting of the Snark” a recognized model of absurdity.’
Nina Demurova has spoken to the LCSNA three times, in 1990, 1998, and 2001, and most recently wrote the introduction to our 2013 member premium, Sonja in the Kingdom of Wonder.”
Congratulations, Nina! This recognition is well-deserved, indeed.
One of our mimsy minions has alerted us to a new book by Richard Wolfrik Galland entitled Lewis Carroll’s Puzzles in Wonderland. And here is what our minion had to say:
“Lewis Carroll’s Puzzles in Wonderland (Carlton/Metro 2013) is a bit of a misnomer. There are a few of Carroll’s original puzzles in the text, but most of them are “inspired by” (i.e., adapted to fit) the Wonderland environs, and nicely illustrated with the colored Tenniel drawings. R. W. Gallard has provided an intriguing collection of puzzles, conundrums, riddles, and brain-teasers categorized as “Easy,” “Curious,” and “Harder.”"
If you have a Carrollian puzzle-lover on your holiday gift list, this might be a book to consider!
If you are a fan of Lewis Carroll and reader of this blog, then you have probably seen our prior posts about artist David Delamare. He has been working on paintings and illustrations for his own edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for five years now. One of our mimsy minions has just alerted us that Mr. Delamare has a Kickstarter campaign going on only for a few more weeks. If he reaches his goal, he will be publishing a private, limited edition deluxe version of his book before creating a trade edition.
So, if you are a fan of Alice, you might want to check out the rewards remaining for pledging your support for Mr. Delamare’s limited edition. If you’re also a fan of monkeys, crocodiles, and chinoiserie, then you really should check out his campaign. If he does not reach his fundraising goal by 3am on January 6th, 2014, the deluxe edition will not be created.
To visit the Kickstarter campaign, click me.
If you are a fan of the Looking Glass Wars novels, author Frank Beddor has written to let us know he has a Kickstarter campaign running for ONLY another nine days to fund the next new title, Looking Glass Wars: Millinery Academy. As is customary with Kickstarter campaigns, there are a host of tempting rewards (all must have prizes, you know!) including signed special editions, posters, and more, for various pledge amounts.
Some of the funding will also go to a new graphic novel. So whether you’re into only prose, graphic novels, or both, you might want to explore the campaign and its perks. But this campaign runs for only another nine days; if the goal is not reached, the books and rewards will not be produced.
To view the Kickstarter campaign, click me.
Pop singer and pop culture icon Boy George (formerly of Culture Club) credits a passage from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as the inspiration for the song “Any Road” from his new album, This is What I Do. There is alas no video yet for this track, but apparently George uses a Wonderland theme to address the various paths one can choose in life, and his own choice to step away from the various forms of addiction that have dogged him in the past.
To read more of the article from web site The Quietus, and see promo clips from some of the album’s other tracks, click me.
If you’re looking for that perfect gift for a jewelry-loving Carroll fan, you might want to check out the Jezebel Charms shop on Etsy.com. The shop’s “charming literary creations” include a full line of Alice-themed jewelry pieces, all handmade to order in the UK.
Please note: the web site states that UK readers can order up until December 15th if shopping for Christmas; outside the UK, the site says to expect your order to arrive the holidays.
To visit the Jezebel Charms shop on Etsy.com, click me.
Author Tim Manley has written a witty new book that reimagines Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and other popular fairy tales for today’s social media-obsessed world. Manley’s take on the tales and their characters tends to be brief, with tongue firmly in cheek.
If the concept tickles your funny bone, click me to find out more.
Also: we often include book links to Amazon because it’s such a popular book-buying site; we aren’t subliminally trying to endorse one book site over another. But if you do shop on Amazon, you might want to check out their new Amazon Smile program, in which Amazon makes a tiny donation to a charitable cause of your choosing for each eligible item you buy. And yes, if you’re a Prime user, Prime privileges still apply. If you shop on Amazon, why not check out this painless way to donate to a good cause at the same time?
You can check out the smile.amazon.com site to learn more.