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New Alice in the Old Wonderland

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In "New Alice in the Old Wonderland" by Anna Matlack Richards, readers are taken on a whimsical journey through a reimagined version of the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. The author does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of Lewis Carroll's original story while adding her own unique twist.

Richards introduces readers to a fresh and modern take on the beloved characters from Wonderland, including Alice, the Cheshire Cat, and the Mad Hatter. The dialogue is witty and engaging, and the descriptions are vivid and imaginative, bringing the fantastical world to life.

What sets this retelling apart is the incorporation of contemporary themes and issues, such as environmental conservation and social justice. Through Alice's adventures, readers are encouraged to think about these important topics in a new and thought-provoking way.

Overall, "New Alice in the Old Wonderland" is a delightful read for fans of the original story looking for a fresh interpretation. Richards' clever writing and creative storytelling make this book a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good fairy tale with a modern twist.

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In this unofficial sequel to Alice in Wonderland, a different Alice, a young American girl named Alice Lee , stumbles upon a magical door that leads to Wonderland. There, she meets familiar faces, like the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Red Queen, among others, as well as some new ones. However, unlike our beloved English Alice who just tries to make sense of a senseless world, Alice Lee maintains power over her own fantasy, rather than let herself become the victim.
Though a loving tribute to the original novels, Lewis Carroll absolutely disapproved of this novel, nearly seeking legal action against the British publication of it, but decided against it in favor of his reputation and privacy. - Summary by Mary Kay and Carolin Sigler


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