100 Best Books for Children ~ Carroll

Our next addition to The Hundred Best Books for Children list found in The Book-lover by James Baldwin is Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was written by Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The adventures were thought to be originally written to entertain the children of friends of his. Carroll was a mathematician and loved puzzles. “Jabberwocky” is a great example of his wordplay.

Alice in Wonderland is a masterpiece of imagination and delicious nonsense. Its author was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–98), whose pen name was Lewis Carroll. He has been called a genius, and those who love his book can not think this praise too high. Alice is a foundation book in every child’s library; but grown-ups find pleasure in reading it, too.

“Literature,” The Book of Knowledge

Once you have finished Alice in Wonderland, you’ll want to read its sequel: Through the Looking Glass.

The Complete Alice
Beautiful hardcover, unabridged with Tenniel’s illustrations.

Free eBooks

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
Color version with both books.

Alice in Wonderland Told in Words of One Syllable
Abridged version for younger readers.

The Nursery Alice
Abridged version for younger readers. Includes Tenniel’s illustrations.

Alice in Wonderland ill. by Arthur Rackham (Various formats)

Songs from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
How many times have we quoted, “How doth the little crocodile….” Poems collected from the two works.

Through the Looking-Glass
Complete with chessboard illustration.

Alice in Wonderland
LibriVox audio.

Additional Resources
"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll

“Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll
Poetry study.

Grammar Workshop: Portmanteau Words
Using “Jabberwocky” by Carroll.

Author Notebooking Pages {Free Download}
Use this free set to create an author notebook for our 100 Best Books for Children series.

The Hundred Best Books for Children ~ Introduction
The Hundred Best Books for Children

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