Lewis Carroll was born on 27 January 1832. He was educated at
Christ Church, Oxford, and went on to become a mathematics lecturer
there from 1855 to 1881. Lewis Carroll's most famous works are
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published 1865) and the
sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass, which contained the
nonsense poem classic The Jabberwocky (published 1872).
Lewis Carroll died of bronchitis on 14 July 1898.
Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Her most recent picture books include the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Burningham; and Charley's First Night and When Charley Met Granpa by Amy Hest. Helen lives in London.
A wonderful 150th-anniversary edition of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury in this beautiful award-winning interpretation. Full of the most wondrous wit and humour, wonderful magic and believable nonsense, this particular edition has the most stunning illustrations that complement the imaginative story that's anything but dull. The story is timeless and can be read at so many different levels. It's a book that can be read by people of all ages; for children it's a wonderful underworld fantasy that will develop a passion for reading imaginative writing and for everyone else there's innuendo, puzzling situations that require deciphering, political machinations and bucket loads of surrealism. Plenty of food for thought and a real antidote to the modern world. * Love Reading 4 Kids *