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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
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Aug 29, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics, juvenile-fiction, literature, comfort-read, addie, kindle, own, ar, read-2014, homeschool
Read from August 25 to 27, 2014 , read count: 4

This is always a fun book to read for kids and adults. As an adult, I appreciated the use of language, the puns and the interpretation of dreams. I am much better able to appreciate the genius of Carroll and his ability to turn conventional language and sound patterns into humorous verse. "Jaberwocky" is explained in terms that almost make sense until you take them apart and "The Walrus and the Carpenter" is two stories told at the same time. There is the surface story covering the much more bloodthirsty deception but told in such charming terms that the inattentive readers may miss it completely until arriving the last verse which then makes no sense.


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Lewis Carroll
“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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