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The Nursery Alice

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  29 reviews
 An enchanting adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for younger readers, with the original preface and advertisements

"I wrote to Macmillan to suggest a new idea: a 'Nursery Edition' of Alice with pictures printed in." Lewis Carroll's diary, 15th February, 1881

The Nursery Alice, originally published by Macmillan & Co. in 1890, was the very first color edition of A
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published 1865)
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Ben R.J. Dictus
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-my-kids, bib
Veel leuker om voor te lezen dan het originele verhaal van Alice. Mijn kindjes (6 en 9 jaar) genoten ervan.
Mooie illustraties die goed aansluiten bij het verhaal.
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jose
Creo que a Jose se le hizo un poco largo para haberlo leído fuera del horario de "cuentos para dormir". No conozco tanto la historia de Alicia original, como para saber si me gustó la adaptación. Por lo demás diría que es una historia bastante delirante. El relato de un sueño. La edición es bellísima.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una edición preciosa. Destinado para ser contado a pequeños de la casa con unas imágenes preciosas.
ashes ➷
So darn cute. Definitely a good read if you like the original Alice.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
A beautiful facsimile of the original edition and an excellent addition to anyones library
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se dirige directamente a los niños de 0-5 años de edad, como si estuvieran en una conversación cara a cara y les estuviera contando una versión acortada de Alicia en el pais de las maravillas, lo cual me gustó mucho. Otra cosa que me gustó, fue cuando les explica lo que significan los números en el sombrero del sombrerero loco, es algo que yo no sabía y me sorprendió positivamente.
Ahora pasemos a lo que no me gustó:
omite la pregunta más importante de la oruga, ¿quien eres tú? Y la respuesta ta
Zjednodušená verzia pre deti, ktoré ešte nevedia čítať. Príbeh je osekaný na tie najdôležitejšie dejové zvraty (takže žiadne slovné hračky, nonsensové básnikčy alebo skryté významy... čo je ale v poriadku, pre vekovku do 5 rokov). Alenkin príbeh rozpráva sám Carroll (teda čítajúci rodič). Je veľmi popisný. V tom zmysle, že sa často odkazuje na ilustrácie a doslovne ich popisuje. Ale aj v tom, že nabáda deti, čo si majú o jednotlivých osobách, udalostiach myslieť. Občas som nevedela, či to poučov ...more
Lara Malik
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: british, europa
Realmente muy bien logrado para los niños pequeños.
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The grandson needed a break from Gulliver’s Travels. Falling Up and The Nursery Alice worked, Falling Up episodically, The Nursery Alice hooking him into the odyssey so he wanted it read in one day.
An essential barb to pull us along was the integration of Lewis Carroll’s text with Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations. Clearly, the printer Edmund Evans collaborated because of the iconic Cheshire Cat, which anticipates the movie-editing’s overlap dissolve.
Although there might be moments that Carroll
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked how it was written, and I think small kids would love it; however it did not tell the story, it actually just talked a little bit about some scenes, but you didn't get a general idea of the whole story
Ines Noussa
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a very simple yet interesting in its writing style .
Louise Kurir
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Απλοποιημένη έκδοση του γνωστού παραμυθιού για παιδιά προσχολικής ηλικίας. Επεξηγεί εικόνες και κόβει αρκετά σημεία από τη πλοκή.
Aínda en galego, a historia rara é rara, aínda contada ao fillo polas noites a anacos.
Boas ilustracións.
Katy Lohman
3 stars = a charming read.
Laura Romano
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente adaptación para niñxs de este clásico, súper divertido y dinámico. Las ilustraciones que acompañan e invitan a jugar con el texto son preciosas.
sabisteb aka callisto
25 Jahre nach der eigentlichen Alice wollte der Autor die unter Fünfjähigen für sich und seine Geschichte gewinnen. Es ist eine stark gekürzte Nacherzählung von Alice im Wunderland, in der sich der Autor direkt an den kleinen Leser wendet, Fragen stellt und teils andere Dinge als in der ursprünglichen Alice beschreibt. Man findet also tatsächlich einige neue Informationen:

* Man erfährt, dass der weiße Kaninchen ein Albino ist und es ist bekannt, dass Albinos kurzsichtig sind, das ist ein bekannt
Jan 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the children's version of Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll writes as if he is talking to the child being read to. It was so cute and fun and the original illustrations which he refers to all of the time are from the more advanced book. ...more
Eric Hinkle
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very playful and loving adaptation by Carroll himself for children ages "naught to five" - with fantastic color added to the illustrations. For the most part, the jokes, riddles, and logic puzzles are removed, leaving mainly plot and description, and many questions pointed at the youngsters. A few new digressions are added, which, along with the 1890 fascimiles, make this an essential addition to the Carroll library!
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alice
This book is a simpler version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the first-person perspective of Alice herself. the book was exciting because the stakes were really high if you were Alice. ...more
Tim Vandenberg
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the Carroll scholar, this is a MAJORLY important source for understanding the Tenniel/Carroll-approved coloration of the original art (NOT the Disney version, for sure!), as well as for KEY enlightenment from Carroll himself as to what is going on within a few of Tenniel's pictures (such as the art of the Caterpillar).
May 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My copy of this book is a worn out, ex-library edition with a broken, taped-up spine. But I'll always keep it. Not for the amusing - though much softened and shortened - retelling of the Alice story for little children, but for the fully colored Tenniel etchings. This book was the first to have the illustrations colored and it is striking.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was impressed that the author didn't just take lines directly from the originally and instead paraphrased the story with special emphasis on the illustrations. The whole story read as a conversation between author and child.
Ismael Serna
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una excelente traducción por parte de J.E.P. lo recomiendo!.
Kayleigh  Sparrow
Absolutely beautiful book, it's as if Lewis Carroll is reading to you. A completely charming version of Alice for little ones or Wonderland fans.
Sweet enough as an introduction to Alice for little ones, but personally I prefer the original!
A charming "little kid" version of Alice in Wonderland.
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2,5/5 : mooie tekeningen, maar wat teleurgesteld in de tekst.
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The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer.

His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.


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