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NY Public Library Children’s Books Exhibit Extended Through September 7th

We’ve just received this frabjous news from author and exhibit curator Leonard Marcus: “The New York Public Library exhibition “THE ABC OF IT: Why Children’s Books Matter” has just had its run extended. Originally scheduled to closed on March 23rd, the exhibition is now slated to remain on view through September 7th.” To read more… [read full post]

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Foyles Bookstore Renovations Included An Alice-Themed History

Our Secretary, Clare Imholtz, reports that in January, Foyles Bookstore on Charing Cross Road in London underwent renovations.  Rather than just boarding up their windows while the changes were made, Foyles covered the windows with a creative history of the venerable bookstore–much of which was Alice-themed. If you see something fun and Alice-themed in your… [read full post]

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Review of New Manga Novel “Are You Alice?”

Our thanks to one of our mimsiest minions for this link to a very favorable review of another Manga (a graphic/comic novel with highly stylized art, typically not intended for children) with an Alice theme.  This one is called Are You Alice? and the first of many plot twists is that Alice is in fact a… [read full post]

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Notable Newly Revealed Lewis Carroll Letter to Be Auctioned

Happily, Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in real life!) was a prolific letter writer.  Even now, so many years after his death, some of his private correspondence can still surface–even if only long enough to pass from one private collection to another at public auction.  But at least we obtain a new glimpse at… [read full post]

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Alice Books Translated into Hawaiian With Localized References

Here’s another tidbit from a mimsy minion: The Alice books have been translated into Hawaiian by a University of Hawaii professor in honor of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the publication of Wonderland, which is in 2015 as you likely know.  He notes that as in other foreign language translations of the book, he had to… [read full post]

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Another Person Diagnosed With Rare Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Our thanks to a mimsy minion for this link to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail about another person who has been diagnosed with the rare disorder known as “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome,” in which the person experiences episodes where body parts and objects in the room appear to shrink and grow. For the article,… [read full post]

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Sanderson Hotel in London Offers Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea

Are you looking for someplace special to take your Valentine this year?  Well, if you happen to live in or near London, the Sanderson Hotel now offers a not inexpensive but very festive-sounding “Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea” including creative baked treats, a “Jelly Wonderland,’ and even custom crockery (which is also available for purchase separately,… [read full post]

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New Yorker Article On Robert Frost Includes Quote on Alice

Here’s a tidbit from one of our mimsy minions: In the current Feb 10 issue of The New Yorker, within a long article on Robert Frost, there is a quote from his letter from England, July 4, 1913: “…Now it is possible to have sense without the sounds of sense (as in much prose that… [read full post]

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Another Burlesque Alice in Wonderland This April in Seattle

One of our mimsy minions reports the citing of another burlesque performance inspired by the Alice books.  This one is called Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, presented by performer/producers Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann. The show runs April 16-19th at the Triple Door Theatre in Seattle, WA. For more information and tickets, click… [read full post]

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New UK Art Exhibit Portrays “The Curious Invention of Lewis Carroll”

Our thanks to Mark Richards for news of this new art exhibit in Warrington, England.  Local area artist Frances Broomfield has created a series of fanciful paintings that reimagine some familiar Carrollian characters, along with other flights of fancy.  In addition, Broomfield commemorates and in some measure recreates an exhibit that the young Mr. Dodgson… [read full post]

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