Step into an upside-down world with Alice. One moment Alice is wondering what life is like on the other side of the mirror, the next she finds herself through the looking-glass and in a topsy-turvy land where everything is back the front! Alice meets some extraordinary characters- Tweedledum and Tweedledee, pompous Humpty Dumpty and the bad-tempered Red Queen - none of whom are quite what they seem. But is Alice's adventure real, or is it just a dream? Plus an introduction by Chris Riddell, and a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more . . .
Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born on 27th January 1832 at Daresbury in Cheshire. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford University and later became a mathematics lecturer there. He wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1872) for the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church. He was very fond of puzzles and some readers have found mathematical jokes and codes hidden in his Alice books. His other works include Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1869), The Hunting of the Snark (1876), Rhyme? And Reason? (1882), The Game of Logic (1887) and Sylvie and Bruno (1889, 1893). Dodgson was also an influential photographer. He died on 14th January 1898.