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Alice in Wonderland [sound recording] / by Lewis Carroll.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library J CD F/CARROLL (Text to phone) 34029117419290 Juvenile Book on CD Available -
Rowayton Library J CD CAR (Text to phone) 33625112565655 Juvenile Book on CD Available -

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Content descriptions

General Note:
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Roy Hudd, Sarah-Jane Holm, David Bamber.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in 1999.
Summary, etc.:
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
Subject: Alice (Fictitious character : Carroll) > Drama.
Fantasy.
Genre: Radio plays, English.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780792749967
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Carroll, Lewis; Hudd, Roy (Narrated by); Holm, Sarah-Jane (Narrated by); Bamber, David (Performed by)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Gr 2-5-An oversized book containing 12 full-page illustrations, one per chapter, with various smaller pictures of story elements peppered throughout, similar to the layout and design Zwerger used in The Wizard of Oz (North-South, 1996). The pictures are done in muted watercolors with very simple lines. Despite the flawless artistry evident in the work, there is something missing from Zwerger's Alice, and that would appear to be Alice herself. The child is clearly seen full-face in only a single illustration, that of the mad tea party, and then her facial expression is blank and disinterested. Otherwise, she is merely glimpsed: in the distance, looking down, disappearing from the page, and in some cases headless. The illustration of Alice after she has drunk the liquid causing her to grow shows only her cramped knees. Carroll's Alice is a feisty participant in her adventures, but Zwerger portrays her more as a sleepwalker, giving readers no opportunity to see how she is reacting to the events around her, be they bizarre, nightmarish, or humorous. While adults may find the book interesting from a visual standpoint, either the original artwork by John Tenniel or Michael Hague's charming version (Holt, 1995), which has literally double the number of illustrations, will have more child appeal.-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780792749967
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Carroll, Lewis; Hudd, Roy (Narrated by); Holm, Sarah-Jane (Narrated by); Bamber, David (Performed by)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Reader Reynolds buoyantly leads listeners down the rabbit hole and into the topsy-turvy world of Carroll's Wonderland. When the young Alice follows a waistcoat-wearing rabbit holding a pocket watch, she finds herself in a fantastical world of talking mice, disappearing cats, hookah-smoking caterpillars, fish-headed footmen, and babies who turn into pigs. She shrinks smaller than a mouse and grows tall as a tree, participates in a mad tea party, plays croquet using flamingos for mallets, and runs afoul of the ill-tempered Queen of Hearts, whose cry of "Off with their heads!" seems to be the answer to most anything. It is a madcap, nonsensical entertainment, and Reynolds leaps into this tale's telling with enthusiastic aplomb. Fully embracing the material, Reynolds delivers the author's whimsical prose, poetry, and quirky characters with just the right touch of theatricality: bigger than life, but not completely over-the-top. It is a fine-tuned, enjoyable performance that allows the wonder of Wonderland to shine. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9780792749967
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Carroll, Lewis; Hudd, Roy (Narrated by); Holm, Sarah-Jane (Narrated by); Bamber, David (Performed by)
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Gr. 4^-6, younger for reading aloud. There is no end to the available editions of Alice, of course, but here is one worth having. It is in a nice big format, with an exquisite typeface, easy to read and to hold in the lap. It has a genial and erudite introduction by Leonard Marcus, with a bit of biography of Carroll and some Alice publishing history, but, most of all, there are unusual, engrossing illustrations. Morell has taken the original Tenniel images, placed them in collage with realia, and photographed the resultant construction in black-and-white. The artifact of the book is used to great effect: the hole the White Rabbit descends is cut into a large book; the Tenniel caterpillar and Alice peering over the mushroom's edge poke up from the pages of a book in a swirl of smoke; the tea party table is a big old book with a checkerboard cover. This edition illuminates the familiar story in ways that point up its essential, strange "magick." --GraceAnne A. DeCandido


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