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Storybook heroes No 11: Alice In Wonderland

Meet the brilliant fictional characters who have become timeless classics in the world of children's books


Posted: 25 March 2013
by Catherine O'Dolan

Alice in Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (seen here in Disney' animated incarnation)

Name Alice

Born 1896

Defining moment "Alice was considering whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit ran close by her."

Why we love Alice

* She's feisty, opinionated, and very, very curious – plus, all fashion credit to her for inventing the Alice band!

* The cast of eccentric characters is inspired from the eternally tardy White Rabbit to the pot-smoking Caterpillar and the obnoxious Duchess.

* The sheer brilliance of Lewis Carroll's storytelling, which celebrates the power of a child's imagination.

* The vivid text trips along with its witty riddles, play on words and outrageously surreal characters and twists. Disney also added his animated touch to the magical retelling.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published by Arcturus Publishing Ltd.


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