For a century and a half Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll's classic story of logic and lunacy, has delighted young and old alike. Gorgeously illustrated, this award-winning rendition is full of warmth and humour. The whole approach is contemporary and accessible: Alice herself is a child of today - casually dressed, personable, spirited. In Helen Oxenbury's hands, the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland is a wondrous place indeed!
Lewis Carroll was born on 27 January 1832. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and went on to become a mathematics lecturer there from 1855 to 1881. Lewis Carroll's most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published 1865) and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass, which contained the nonsense poem classic The Jabberwocky (published 1872). Lewis Carroll died of bronchitis on 14 July 1898.
Helen Gillian Oxenbury (born 1938) is an English author and illustrator of picture books. She lives in North London with her husband. She is a two-time winner and four-time runner up for the annual Kate Greenaway Medal, the British librarians' award for illustration.