New Picture Book Retelling of Alice

AliceInWonderlandIn celebration of the 150th anniversary, Imagine! Publishing (an imprint of Charlesbridge) is publishing a picture book edition called Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole. Fashioned as an introduction to the classic for younger readers, the story is retold by Charles Nurnberg and Joe Rhatigan with luminous paintings by bestselling French illustrator Eric Puybaret.

 

New Illustrated Alice in the Netherlands

A newly illustrated hardcover Wonderland / Looking-Glass has been released in the Netherlands by artist Floor Rieder, translated by Sofia Englishman.  The illustrations are quite charming and I think will be of interest to many in our humble little society. You can order it (€25) here, or through various Netherlands bookstores through its ISBN, 9789025759179.

A Perfect Likeness – You Too Can Perform It

Those of you who attended the 2013 Spring meeting in Winston-Salem, NC will remember the wonderful play written fellow society member Daniel Singer that we all enjoyed as a part of the festivities.  It has recently come to our attention that you may now purchase a copy of the official script, and license it for performance!  I’m sure Daniel would love to see many performances of his play all over the world, and we would too!

Alice150 Kicking Off the Year with a Big Article in the NYT

So great news for Carrollians, the larger world is starting to notice that this year is the 150th anniversary of AAIW.  And what better way to start than with a nice article in the New York Times.

Crowdfunded Alice Book with Very Cool Illustrations

You know we love a good crowdfunding project, and there is a fantastic book project on Indiegogo running now through January 6th.  Graphic designer and illustrator Tanika Fey has created 50 beautiful watercolors for her illustrated Alice, available in English and German, and is using Indiegogo to fund the printing of the actual books.  Depending on the success of the project, the book may be printed in a variety of formats with even more illustrations!  So get cracking, sponsoring a project like this makes a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift!  Be sure to check out her webcomix too!

Edward Wakeling’s New Book to be Released – Lewis Carroll: The Man and His Circle

Carrollians rejoice!  Edward Wakeling’s new Carroll biography has been published!  Well, in the UK, not available here until Jan 28, 2015, but still.  As Edward says in his interview with the Independent:

“It is about time we cleared up, once and for all, the pervading false myth about his unhealthy relationship with children…”

Thank goodness!  To see the full text of the Independent’s article/interview with Edward, click here.

Mad Hatter on the Cover of New Yorker Magazine

The issue of The New Yorker Magazine cover dated October 27th, 2014 features our favorite Hatter.  Get your copy now while you can!

Call for Papers for Cambridge University Alice 150 Conference


 

150 Years of Alice Illustrations

Seems everyone is getting into the swing of Alice 150, including this site celebrating the best of Alice illustrations over the past 150 years.

Fall Meeting Date Announced!

Our next meeting, in Toronto and environs October 3–5, promises to be a doozy!  Check out our Events Page for all the details.  See you there!