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MarvG , Parent asks:
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What's the best edition of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland"?

After seeing the movie (and not bringing my kids), I wanted to buy Lewis Carroll's book "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" to read to them. What are the best illustrated, hardback versions of these two classics?
In Topics: Creative arts, Family fun / holiday celebrations
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Great question!

There is a lot of interesting information about this book, including an image of its original cover in this Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland

Here's a copy of the book for kids that has received high ratings from other readers:
http://www.amazon.com/Alices-Adventures-Wonderland-Alison-Jay/dp/0803729405

Here's a version that was included in the Parents' Choice Foundation's list of "My 10 Favorite Children's Books":
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0451527747/parentschoice-20
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_My_10_Favorite/

Here is an annotated copy that provides a glimpse into the "private jokes and details of Victorian manners and mores that modern audiences are not likely to catch" (which may add some additional fun for you as you read the main story to your children):

http://www.amazon.com/Annotated-Alice-Definitive-Lewis-Carroll/dp/0393048470

Enjoy and thanks for asking!
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dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi, I just came across a news story about a cool new version of Alice that the kids might enjoy...

Alice for the iPad Shows Why E-Books Are Cool
http://mashable.com/2010/04/13/alice-in-wonderland-ipad/

"This particular e-book is not meant to be read sitting still; it’s meant to be shaken and stirred, forcing many interactive elements on the screen to move around, fall down or jump up."

Sounds pretty cool, eh?
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