Friday, October 18, 2013

Review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Camille Rose Garcia (Illustrator)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Illustrator: Camille Rose Garcia
Date Published: February 2, 2010

Would the fall never come to an end!'

Since its publication in 1865, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has delighted the world with a wildly imaginative and unforgettable journey, inspiring children of all ages to suspend disbelief and follow Alice into her fantasy worlds. This new gift edition presents Carroll's tale fully unabridged with a unique visual interpretation by renowned artist Camille Rose Garcia.


I have found when talking to other book lovers about Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland it is one of those tales that people tend to love or not like at all. (Generally because they think it’s a bound bunch of nonsense.) I am in the love camp! I love the nonsensical wonder of this story that allows my mind to create fanciful images as I read the story. 

Last Christmas I got Camille Rose Garcia’s illustrated version of Snow White in my stocking and absolutely loved it. Ever since flipping through those gorgeous pages I desperately wanted to get a copy of Garcia’s illustrated version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I was so happy when I found a copy last weekend at one of my favorite book shops. This is the classic tale that I love and have shared with my children but is illustrated in Garcia’s amazing artwork.

from web

The Caterpillar an Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed in languid, sleepy voice. “Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.

The moment I came in the door with this book my oldest daughter was right in front of me saying “When you are done with that I want it next!” The artwork in Camille Rose Garcia’s illustrated version is so beautiful and flows so fluidly with Alice’s story that if you are a fan I don’t know how you would not love this book and want it on your shelf. I know that I will be pulling this from my shelf often just to admire the pictures, like a child.

If you are one of those that has just never taken the time to read this classic because you have watched so many versions of Alice’s adventures on TV or in movies… Give yourself a real treat, pick up a copy and read it today.

Happy Reading,

5 Moons: Go get this!


  1. I've seen this copy before but didn't really like the illustrations not my taste in style. Although I do love the story of Alice in Wonderland and recently-ish picked it up on Audiobook just to get another perspective of the book as opposed to TV, standard print or film.

    1. I just saw that my library had the audio online. I will have to try it that way too. Great idea, Kristin!

  2. That's cool. IT's interesting how different artists interpret the visuals for the book.

    1. It really is! I love seeing different artistic ideas from my favorite stories.


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