Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The one, the only… Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has spawned a century and a half’s worth of admirers and imitators. Read all about the characters, secrets and inspirations for this classic book.


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“You should learn not to make personal remarks,” Alice said with some severity, “It’s very rude.” Alice endures a lot of insults as she travels through Wonderland and Looking-Glass Land. Most barbs are directed at her intellect, but looks and personality are not off limits either. Compiling a list was challenging […]

Top 10 Alice In Wonderland Insults


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Episode Summary Discover more about Lewis Carroll the man, and learn all about The Nursery Alice as we continue our wrap up of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We also attempt to answer the age old question, why is the White Rabbit naked in the last illustration?! Be prepared for much […]

Episode 14 – The White Rabbit’s New Clothes


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  Episode Summary Heather pulls herself together after the high emotions of last week’s episode and finally discusses the last chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Plus, we revisit the mystery of the Alice in Wonderland puppy, and hear from Lewis Carroll himself through his 1887 article Alice On The […]

Episode 13 – Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards



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Episode Summary The trial of the Knave of Hearts proceeds during final Chapter 12 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, where Alice’s Evidence is revealed to all. Will the tarts thief be revealed before our hero makes her Wonderland exit? Plus, learn all about Alice’s real life older sister Lorina Liddell. […]

Chapter 12 Alice’s Evidence


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Episode Summary In Chapter 11 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland entitled Who Stole The Tarts?, Alice and Gryphon beat a hasty retreat to the trial of the Knave of Hearts, where some familiar faces serve as witnesses, judge and jury. Plus, learn how the very first published copies of Alice’s […]

Chapter 11 Who Stole The Tarts?


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Episode Summary In Chapter 10 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland entitled The Lobster Quadrille, the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle favor us with a dance, while Alice has a little trouble with her recitation. Plus, enjoy a bowl of Beautiful Soup while Heather explains why Lewis Carroll included so many […]

Chapter 10 The Lobster Quadrille



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Episode Summary The Duchess returns in Chapter 9 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but don’t worry, she’s undergone a complete personality change! Meet everyone’s favorite half-eagle, half-lion, The Gryphon! Plus learn all about the origins of The Mock Turtle. Hope you like puns! Vocabulary Words For Young Listeners moral – noun […]

Chapter 9 The Mock Turtle’s Story


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Episode Summary In Chapter 8 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finally makes her way into the beautiful garden and engages in a most unusual game of croquet on the Queen’s Croquet-Ground. Say hello once again to White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat, meet the King and Queen of Hearts, and […]

Chapter 8 The Queen’s Croquet-Ground


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Episode Summary Pull up a chair next to the Hatter, Dormouse and March Hare and help yourself to the bread and butter! It’s Chapter 7 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, A Mad Tea-Party, and everyone is invited. Why is a raven like a writing desk, anyway? Vocabulary Words For Young […]

Chapter 7 A Mad Tea-Party



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Episode Summary Chapter 6 Pig And Pepper introduces us to a whole slew of new Alice In Wonderland characters including the Duchess, Cheshire Cat, the baby who turns into a pig and more. Learn all about the origins of Cheshire Cat, and what he and George Harrison of the Beatles […]

Chapter 6 Pig And Pepper


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Episode Summary We’ll give you three guesses as to who Alice meets next in Wonderland in Chapter 5, Advice From A Caterpillar. Be told once again that there is no evidence that Lewis Carroll was on drugs, despite the hookah smoking and mushroom eating and Grace Slick songwriting this chapter […]

Chapter 5 Advice From A Caterpillar


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If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, Any Road Will Take You There Every so often, I come across some Alice in Wonderland misquotes on social media. And when I say every so often, I mean every single day. Sometimes it is a Disney Alice quote mistakenly attributed to Lewis […]

The Secret Connection Between George Harrison and Cheshire Cat



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Episode Summary In Chapter 4 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice gets herself into a sticky situation when she grows too large and gets stuck in the White Rabbit’s house! Meet fan favorite Bill the Lizard, play with the Alice in Wonderland puppy and learn some groovy Victorian slang. Vocabulary […]

Chapter 4 The Rabbit Sends In A Little Bill


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Episode Summary Chapter 3 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland sees Alice and her new friends exiting the pool of tears and participating in a caucus race in which everybody has won and all must have prizes. Plus, learn about Lewis Carroll’s real life contributions to mathematics and voting systems! Vocabulary […]

Chapter 3 A Caucus-Race And A Long Tale


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Episode Summary Chapter 2 The Pool of Tears of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland finds our hero Alice stuck alone in the hallway of doors, until she meets a most curious Mouse swimming in a pool of her tears. Plus, learn about the REAL Alice and the poem All In The […]

Chapter 2 The Pool Of Tears



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O frabjous day! The Alice Is Everywhere podcast is finally here! What will we cover on our ALL Alice in Wonderland podcast? Why, I’m glad you asked! Here’s the official description: “Tune in to our Alice in Wonderland podcast for lighthearted commentary and analysis of the books Alice’s Adventures in […]

Chapter 1 Down The Rabbit-Hole


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Did you know that Alice in Wonderland started off as a Christmas present for a young girl? Once upon a time, there was a fellow named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Charles lived and worked at an Oxford college called Christ Church. While there, he enjoyed hanging out with little kids, especially […]

The Story of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground


When Did the Alice in Wonderland Books Take Place? The casual Alice reader may be surprised to learn there are specific answers hiding in both books… When Did Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Take Place? Common Knowledge – May 4 Alice’s Evidence In Pig and Pepper, the sixth chapter of Alice’s […]

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Mad Hatter Day is October 6
Mad Hatter Day, A Once Obscure Holiday… Is Still Pretty Obscure Did you know that October 6 is Mad Hatter Day? If you are trying to figure out why, simply take a look at his hat. 10/6! Get it?! Of course, the actual 10/6 on the Hatter’s hat is just […]

Mad Hatter Day Is October 6


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Dali’s 1969 Version of the Lewis Carroll Classic Was Previously Priced Over $12,000   Once upon a time, there was an artist named Salvador Dali. He was a strange cat. One day, Dali decided he would like to illustrate Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.** Predictably, it was weird. […]

Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland Is Under $20


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The enduring mystery of the puppy from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Today is National Dog Day. What better time to discuss an Alice in Wonderland character that has flummoxed readers for ages: the puppy that acts like a puppy. The Alice in Wonderland puppy shows up in Alice’s Adventures in […]

The Alice in Wonderland Puppy



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Travel Back in Time to The Jazz Age with Willy Pogany’s 1929 Flapper Alice in Wonderland Over the years, a veritable plethora of illustrators have taken a turn at Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. From time to time, I will feature some of my favorite Alice artists on this blog. Where […]

Willy Pogany and His Flapper Alice in Wonderland


150 years of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The 4th of July is obviously a pretty important day for the United States of America. But did you know, it’s also the anniversary of one of the most influential books in the entire world? One hundred and fifty years ago today, the very first edition of Alice’s Adventures in […]

Happy Alice in Wonderland Day!