Nothing measures up to the original Alice, and this reviewer is not about to suggest that "A New Alice in the Old Wonderland" succeeds in so doing. Having said that, I am happy to write that Anna Matlack Richards works on its own merits. It is entertaining, well-written, and the illustrations by the author's daughter are reminiscent of Tenniel while still displaying a good deal of originality. This story of an American Alice, published in 1895, who stumbles into the original Wonderland works in a wonderful way, perhaps because it isn't trying to do too much. It is not "cute," the author is not mugging at the camera, so to speak, nor does the author have any apparent agenda except to do what most of us would long to accomplish -- enter Wonderland again. I was especially amused by the inclusion of the bishops as characters, something that Carroll himself seems to have been cautious about, as well as the examination scene in the kindergarten, complete with study questions and their answers, followed a couple chapters later by the oral examination of one of the kindergarten pawns. The dreamy pageant at the end reminded me -- don't ask me why -- of Prospero's pageant in the Tempest, Dante's pageant in the garden at the summit of Purgatory, where everything comes together before dissolving. The American Alice leans over on her pony to get a look at herself in the mirror of a pond, as things dissolve. This edition works well on the Kindle, thanks to Kent David Kelly's hard work. His introduction is helpful as well. I had downloaded this book a couple years ago as a pdf file from Google and tried to read it on my computer but the result was tiresome, and I gave it up. This e-book edition is attractive as well as legible. The illustrations benefit from the editor's hard work.