Inspired by Alice in Wonderland
It’s a Wonderful Life Indeed! How come the son of a Vicar, who lived most of his childhood in a small countryside village, becomes one of the most popular authors of children's literature? How is it that his secluded living leads him to imagine such strange and magnificent characters as the...
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How come the son of a Vicar, who lived most of his childhood in a small countryside village, becomes one of the most popular authors of children's literature? How is it that his secluded living leads him to imagine such strange and magnificent characters as the ones in his books?
Through this book, A Boy’s Journey to Wonderland, you will learn about Lewis Carroll’s childhood, the schools he went to, the books he read, the persons he met. He even had a brief encounter with Queen Victoria and her son Edward, the future King of England, in the halls of Oxford University, which might have, or might have not, sparked his imagination and provoke the creation of the Queen of Hearts.
We could speculate for hours, but you could arrive at your own conclusions in half the time while reading the pages of A Boy’s Journey. A curious, curious reading. Enjoy!
MEET THE ARTIST - Julia Arenas magnificent rustic covers for Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and A Boy’s Journey to Wonderland reveals an artist’s brushstroke and originality never seen in previous versions of this famous book series. This artist use of texture, sand, watercolors and oils, are as hearty and imaginative as the child in the story. A great tribute to Alice, a girl with bounds of imagination.
Inside, inspired from her Spanish roots, Julia emphasizes quotes, lift off from the text with decorated backgrounds and bold letters, making it singularly attractive.
Julia Arena's intrinsic design of the 150-year-old perennial, Alice in Wonderland, with its old world charm and dramatic textures, it's definitively a must-add-to-my-book-shelf for any fan of the story and even more so for those who have not read it yet. -Cardenas Book Review
This beautifully designed new edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland reminds me of the antique technique of wood carving illustrations used by printers about the time this book was first published more than 150 years ago. I admire the guts of artist Julia Arenas, who instead of going for a modern take, as many of our young designers are doing nowadays, gives us the magic of the old, mixed with the new, in the retelling of a story as classic as can be. -Flora Bella
The third volume, A Boy's Journey to Wonderland, with its informative, yet amiable tale of the life and inspirations of Lewis Carroll, since childhood up to the creation of his magnum opus, Alice in Wonderland, is what makes this an indispensable collection. -Eileen St. Martin