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Alice

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Heartstopping thrills and raucous fun from Whoopi Goldberg in her first book--an illustrated urban fairy tale for kids of all ages. Young Alice has won a fantastic prize worth big bucks that she's sure will change her life forever. But first, she has to claim it--in person--in the big city. Take off with Alice, her misfit pal Robin, and their invisible rabbit friend on a w ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Bantam
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Dan Thompson
A modern retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland by the very brilliant Whoopie Goldberg was a book I thought sounded amazing. Great, authentically hand-drawn illustrations definitely add to this urban fantasy of sorts, but I'm afraid it misses the sparkle and the creativity of the original. I think it is an important step in the right direction as far as having a black central character in children's fiction goes, but it could so easily have been more imaginative.

Alice comes across as brash
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Chris
Apr 11, 2011 Chris rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children, fans of Whoopi Goldberg
The story of a young girl named Alice who has dreams of becoming rich so she can have everything she has ever wanted. She has made it a habit of hers to enter ever contest she can get her hands on to winning something big.

Then one day something arrives in the mail to her surprise which, her and her friends go on an adventure trying to solve in order to claim her prize. She meets some interesting characters along the way and learns some new things as well.

This is cute and fun to read. The autho
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Katelynn Ward-koenen
This is an amazing childrens book. this is a version of alice in wonderland written to take place in modern day new york. I loved this book as a kid, and probably read it hundreds of times. the pictures were not bright a colorful like i normally like, but they were extremely unique. the illustrations were all done in a caricature sort of style, making all of the characters look extreme and crazy, and awesome!
Stacey Rocheleau-Bourgeois
it was okay. a little long and not fun to read with the kids over and over again.
have a signed copy so that's cool--it was a gift from whoopi herself which makes it special.
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Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson) is an Academy Award winning American actress, comedian, radio host, TV personality/talk show host, game show host, singer, rapper and author.

She is one of only thirteen individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award, counting Daytime Emmy Awards. She is the second African American female performer to win an Academy Award for actin
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