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The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars
 

The world has widely accepted that Lewis Carroll was inspired to write his classic children's books to entertain 7 year old Alice Liddell. But Alice Liddell was not who she appeared to be. Lewis Carroll did not tell Alice Liddell the story of Wonderland, she told him.

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ISBN 9781405209878
Published 2 September 2004 by Egmont UK Ltd
Format Hardback, New title
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Author(s) By Beddor, Frank
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ISBN-13 9781405209878
ISBN-10 1405209879
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
Imprint Egmont Books Ltd
Publication Date 2 September 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Beddor, Frank
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 177mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6;823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Alyss, born in Wonderland, is destined to be a warrior queen. After a bloody coup topples the Heart regime, Alyss is exiled to another world entirely, where she is adopted into the Liddell family, renamed Alice and befriended by Lewis Carroll. At age 20 she returns to Wonderland to regain her sceptre, battle Redd and lead Wonderland into its next golden age of imagination.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review Alice in Wonderland gets an update in this first installment of a planned trilogy. Princess Alyss, driven out of her Wonderland kingdom by her evil aunt, Redd, suffers years of exile in Victorian England before her dedicated bodyguard, Hatter Madigan, finds her. Dragged back to the home she feared she had only imagined, it is now up to Alyss to rally her troops, drive out the usurper and claim her throne. Can she survive assassination attempts by the vicious Cat with nine lives, a spy amongst her faithful followers, a trek across the Chessboard Desert to Redd's fortress at Mount Isolation and a duel of White vs. Black Imagination? Penned by the producer of There's Something About Mary, it's clear that this version will make the transition to the big screen, as the book reads more like a screenplay than a novel. The action moves swiftly from one complex scene to the next; there is minimal character development and opportunities for rich detail are tossed away all too often in favor of simply moving the story forward. One can only hope it translates well to the screen. (Fantasy. 12-15) (Kirkus Reviews)

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