Alice in Wonderland
Fantasy books are one of our favourite ways to escape our own reality. Delving into a magical kingdom, a mystery world, or an alternative universe can provide us with adventures never before anticipated from our blue and green rock. But what if we told you that many of your favourite fantasy lands are based on real-life – and visitable – places?
They say “never judge a book by its cover”, and while this may be true, there are those among us that will always look at the illustrations of a children’s book before even reading the blurb. We’ve handpicked a selection of our favourite illustrators and the books which showcase their most magnificent illustrations. In a lot of cases, its the perfect illustrations that make the books truly timeless.
We are celebrating the birth of literature’s most fantastical author Charles L Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, born on January 27th 1832. He gave us the brilliant children’s classics “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking Glass” (1871) which have created various adaptations from films to comic books.