The Books

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There have delighted readers for 150 years! Learn fun facts and new points of view about Wonderland, Looking Glass and other Lewis Carroll books.

alice in wonderland insults
“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

side by side photo and drawing of alice liddell
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 […]

Alice in Wonderland Dates

Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland hides Alice in every picture
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

alice in wonderland puppy acts like a puppy
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

Flapper Alice in Wonderland Courtiers
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

the walrus and the carpenter or butterfly or baronet
AKA The Walrus and the Carpenter or the… Whatever, Just Make It Three Syllables! Analyzing Alice in Wonderland books is endless fun. What was the Caterpillar smoking? Did Lewis Carroll hate little boys? Who is the Queen of Hearts, really? Why a rabbit hole??? Countless questions have been discussed by […]

The Walrus and the… Butterfly?!

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!