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Alice in Wonderland

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  5,003 ratings  ·  256 reviews
Hardcover, 51 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Ladybird Books (first published January 6th 1981)
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Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rereading this book after finishing Heartless by Marissa Meyer gives this childhood story a sinister/dark feeling.

Lewis's clever ways with words laced with his talent of combining logic and fantasy makes this one of my favorite reads even as an adult!

Katriina ❆
I enjoyed this little tale a lot!

When I was a young girl, Alice in Wonderland was probably my favourite modern fairy tale. I watched so many adaptions, from really old Disney cartoons to the modern Tim Burton adaption with my favourite actress Helena Bonham Carter, and I even participated in a play that was based on Alice in Wonderland.
However, to this day, I have never read the actual book by Lewis Carrol. I only knew the plot from the movie adaptions and the theatre script, and was amazed to
May 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry but I just didn't get it. I even read this for a Philosophy class because the professor recommended it so highly. Still don't get it. ...more
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
If you don't love this book I can't be your friend. ...more
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
So weird, but in a good way. Alice' adventures in Wonderland reminded me once again that there are no bounderies when it comes to writing and creativity.
Such an inspiration!
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was every bit weird, mad as I thought. Classic tale as seen in so many movies. Liked this weird kid's story.

My dream of being a writer is realized and I am now a Goodreads Author. People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genres but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most
Georgie Hacon
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Curiouser and curiouser...Why does everyone seem to hate Alice?? Alice in Wonderland is a bizarre story, but what it gives is a sense of adventure and something I live by; "The impossible can be possible - you only have to imagine it." Alice has had such a strong influence on hundreds, if not thousands, of people who can relate to this bumbling, curious, imaginative little girl. ...more
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a classic; you can't just not read it. I think this was my fourth book that I ever read and it was gifted to me by my grandmother. Couldn't make it to the 3rd chapter without falling asleep - the struggle was real. However, as I grew older (I believe around 10), I fell in love with this book and kept re-reading mad hatter's parts. The story is so beautiful and so very quotable! ...more
Lesa Liberamans
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed the strangeness of this read. Also, the dialect of the words added so much to the story.
Lamya Al Zadjali
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics, children
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Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-books, kids
Jim Dale was the narrator and I think he MADE the book that much better. He is a great narrator.
Nov 22, 2014 added it
In Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the story line is simply complex. Basically, a young girl named Alice falls into a rabbit hole. Alice travels through the rabbit hole to magical world known as Wonderland. Wonderland is full of unreal creatures. Alice encounters a white rabbit, mad hatter, talking flowers, a large caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat and much more. Alice also means the Queen of Hearts. The Queen of Hearts sends Alice with the Gryphon as her escort to meet the Mock Turtle. Alice ...more
Nov 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll made me thing about people's major insecurities and doubts in life, the author represents this trough Alice, the protagonist, that would represent ourselves and her adventures in wonderland that would be the life.
Alice, when she first felt into the rabbit's hole, she found a little door where she wanted to pass and a magic bottle; if you drink it you'll grow bigger or smaller, she tried several times to get the correct size but she couldn't, so she get frustr
Zoe Hoisington
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I read this book because I thought it was something else. Someone was telling me about a really interesting book about a girl who found a place in her dreams called wonderland and said it was really exciting and interesting. This one is kind of bland and plain, and the main character doesn't really have a personality. Unless they meant that the cartoon is the thing that's interesting, maybe. The book must be too deep for me, all of the lessons my friend was talking about seem to have went over m ...more
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Alice in Wonderland was never one of my favorites, but I decided to read it for one of my book challenges since it wasn't very long. Alice kind of gets on my nerves. She questions everything and gets a little hateful. There really isn't much more I can say about it other than it wasn't my cup of tea. ...more
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wish I read this earlier. I loved the story, even though it has no plot. The characters really kept the tale going and interesting. I know that Lewis Carroll was NOT on drugs when he wrote this but I did learn that this tale is a social commentary on England in the early 19th century. I'm going to read up on some criticism on that but overall I love the tale. ...more
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Alice in Wonderland is a lovely children's tale. But it's so charming that I believe anyone can read it. It's very different and strange but it's a fascinating world. Alice doesn't really speak like a child but she definitely acts like one which I think proves something very great. The whole story over all is very imaginative and 'wonderful'. 5/5 ...more
Alice wants to know what’s going on and who she is but she seems to be constantly changing and the things around her are as well. So Alice tries to find her way through wonderland Then she finds that wonderland isn’t as bad as she thought it was but as she starts realizing this she comes back to her own life thinking it was all just a dream.
Ramona Wray
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was wonderful reading this with my son. We laughed and wondered together, and we discussed the peculiarities of Wonderland at length. My son was delighted with the riddle, and we tried to figure it out together. An amazing experience.
Sep 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: novels
I gave it one becasue I couldn't give it negative stars. ...more
c wylie misselhorn
Sep 13, 2014 rated it liked it
A curious tale, indeed. Strong finish. Hattie thought it was okay.
Oct 23, 2014 rated it liked it
very strange not at all a children's book. Dealt with a lot of madness. I did nit really enjoy this book. ...more
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
~3.5 Stars~
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Oooookay. I shall now join the others who've gone before me in wondering what Carroll was on when he wrote this. ...more
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think so much so I am not going to write a review about this book.

But. This book is a classic and very intrinsic. Food for thought.
Damian Curran
Alice in Wonderland I think defines the phrase 'timeless classic'. The story for me never ever gets old and I think should be in every teacher's cupboard at some point in their career! Everything about the book is just wonderful and what happens could only ever happen in a dream! Where imagination meets reality for Alice, anything is possible - and i think this message can infuse children's writing and is to me a central building block for writing within children's stories. Letting them know tha ...more
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books. It is also my mom's favorite and she was who made me fall in love with it through books and movies that are also beautiful.
I think it is one of the books that I have reread the most ... I just love it! The puns, meaningless riddles and the simple madness and ridicules of its pages make it an entertaining and absolutely captivating read. Little Alice's emotional and mental intelligence together with the occurrences of all the characters make the st
BookSmart Beauty
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I had never read Alice when I was child, but now I understand why it's a classic. The entire story is unique from the White Rabbit to the Queen of Hearts to the Mad Hatter and all the characters in Wonderland. And while the characters may seem crazy, I actually thought they made a whole lot of sense (or maybe I'm just as crazy as them). And, come to think of it, there really isn't any sort of plot; at least, not a conventional one. There's no evil to destroy, no knight in shining armor, no damse ...more
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