Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll

About the Book

During a boat trip up the Isis River, Lewis Carroll invented a story about a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The story begins with Alice idly passing away the time next to a river when she sees a White Rabbit in a waistcoat with a pocket watch pass by. She follows the rabbit down the rabbit hole and ends up in the fantasy world of Wonderland. Along with the always late White Rabbit, Alice encounters a blue Caterpillar smoking a hookah, the mischievously grinning Cheshire Cat, a Mad Hatter, a March Hare, a sleepy little Dormouse, the King and Queen of Hearts, and many other curious characters. As one of the most enduring children’s books of all time, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass have influenced not only literature and storytelling around the world, but also films, music, video games, pop culture, and the English language itself.

About the Author

Lewis Carroll is the pen name of English writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898). Though most famous for his Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Dodgson was formally trained in mathematics and spent the majority of his adult life teaching as a mathematician and logician at Christ Church, Oxford University. In addition to publishing both fiction and volumes of scholarly research, Dodgson was an avid photographer in the early days of the medium.

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Lawn Party Extravaganza

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Riverside Park – 3060 Monroe Ave NE (bandshell area)

Bring the whole family for a trip down the rabbit hole! Celebrate summer and all things Alice with giant lawn games, Wonderland crafts, and tasty treats that will make you grow very tall or very small (results may vary). Dress as your favorite character and be prepared to have so much fun you will leave grinning like a Cheshire Cat. This program will be held rain or shine.

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