Alice Through The Looking Glass: Lewis Caroll, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.’ Every word in this classic sequel is put to excellent use, taking the reader on a mind-altering tour through the mirror and across the chessboard into a perverse world entirely the opposite of our own.
Meet the imperious red Queen, the pompous Humpty Dumpty, the murderous Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the gently chivalrous White Knight. Savour ridiculously catchy verse such as ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’ and ‘Jabberwocky’.
For my money, this is one sequel that beats the original hands down! And Helen Oxenbury’s peaches-and-cream illustrations bring this classic tale to life for a whole new generation, in the sequel to her Kate Greenaway Medal award-winning version of the original.