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Manga! Manga!

The popularity of manga—graphic novels, comics, and cartoons from Japan—is undeniable, and it should come as no surprise that there have been several adaptations of Wonderland and Looking-Glass and many dozens of series that allude to the Alice characters. Close to one hundred of them are listed here! (Spoiler alert: Shinichi Kinoshita of the LCSJapan… [read full post]

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Lunch Lady Graphic Novel for Kids References Alice Books

Here’s another report from one of our mimsy minions, this time about a 2009 children’s book called Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady #2 in the series), with fun Carrollian references: ” The plot revolves around an evil librarian and her minions vs. the superhero Lunch Lady and some good kids. The bad… [read full post]

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2013 “Alice in Sussex” is a Graphic Novel In German

If you read German, or enjoy reading graphic novels regardless of the language, one of our mimsy minions reports coming across a recent one: In a new (well, 2013) graphic novel in German, Alice chases the White Rabbit, who leads her down into his rabbit-hole in search of an illustrated edition of Austrian poet H…. [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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Why Children’s Books Matter at NY Public Library

The New York Public Library has a new exhibit entitled The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter that explores both the importance and potency of children’s literature.  The exhibit draws from books over time and around the world, combining both well-known classics with lesser-known gems.  Lewis Carroll’s famous “Beggar Girl” photograph of Alice Liddell is… [read full post]

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