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Alice in Wonderland: Jigsaw Book Hardcover – 22 Oct 1999

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  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 1st. Edition edition (22 Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333762916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333762912
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 327,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lewis Carroll was born on 27 January 1832. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford and went on to become a mathematics lecturer there from 1855 to 1881. Lewis Carroll's most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published in 1865) and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass, which contains the classic nonsense poem The Jabberwocky (published in 1872).

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Alice longs to get out of the darkness of the rabbit-hole and into the beautiful garden at the other side of the tiny door, but since eating a little cake she has grown to nine feet tall! Read the first page
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The main reason for getting this is as a keepsake; although the colour plates by the Victorian watercolourist Harry Theaker are reproduced large and to a very high quality, they are jigsaws...and not exactly challenging ones. It is clearly produced with very young children in mind, but apart from the jigsaws themselves there is nothing here. The texts are excerpts accompanying each jigsaw puzzle, not simplified as in "The Nursery Alice", and introduced briefly to place the episode into the context of the plot, or more precisely plots, as episodes are taken from both books. There is appended a selection of poems from the books, but for the very young Carrollian poetic crafts may be quite inaccessible.

It is almost a boardbook but for the relatively flimsy hinge on the cover, which I imagine will fall apart under a child's handling. I cannot recommend at all this book for what it clearly is meant to be. Still, it is beautifully made. The binding design in particular is congenial with the full-colour edition of Macmillan's "Alice"s. Get it for the gloriously large reproductions of Theaker's plates.
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Lovely book for any child, would recommend it...
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
AN A+ FOR THIS ALICE! 25 Sept. 2000
By Gail Cooke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A perennial favorite from generation to generation returns in a delightful set of 7 jigsaw puzzles housed in attractive and practical book form. Youngsters and adults will derive additional hours of pleasure from Lewis Carroll's enchanting stories as they piece together episodes from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass."
Each puzzle is paired with corresponding texts from these beloved tales. Thus, we rediscover Alice looking longingly down the rabbit hole, participating in the Dodo's race, chatting with the Cheshire-Cat, listening to the Mock Turtle's tale of woe, watching the trial of the Knave of Hearts, even meeting the hilarious White Knight.
Forty-eight piece puzzles seems an appropriate choice as they challenge younger solvers and entertain older children. Perhaps best of all is the discovery that we can put Humpty Dumpty together again!
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Please... give us more like this! Extraordinary! 10 Jan. 2001
By S. Wood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I gave this book to my niece for Christmas and it was a huge hit, both with her and with my sister. This was no surprise to me as I had to really guilt myself into giving it away instead of keeping it here in our house.... good thing it's readily available, at least for the time being. Next purchase I make from Amazon I'm throwing this in my basket too. :)
The selections of prose complement the puzzle scenes beautifully and give kids a nice overview of both the Alice and Through the Looking Glass books. The puzzles themselves did not succumb to either "Eat Me" or "Drink Me" (i.e. they're not too big, and not too small, but just right). Each piece is color-coded on the back so you don't mix up the different scenes - a very nice touch. Also included are mylar protector sleeves so the puzzles will presumably stay put after being worked and reworked - another nice touch. Overall, the book is extremely well made and something that deserves to be handed down through generations.
This is the only book of its kind I've found, besides the Escher puzzle book which I haven't yet seen except on Amazon. Bravo to the publishers! Please make more!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Please... give us more like this! Extraordinary! 10 Jan. 2001
By S. Wood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I gave this book to my niece for Christmas and it was a hugehit, both with her and with my sister. This was no surprise to me asI had to really guilt myself into giving it away instead of keeping ithere in our house.... good thing it's readily available, at least forthe time being. Next purchase I make... I'm throwing this inmy basket too. :)
The selections of prose complement the puzzlescenes beautifully and give kids a nice overview of both the Alice andThrough the Looking Glass books. The puzzles themselves did notsuccumb to either "Eat Me" or "Drink Me"(i.e. they're not too big, and not too small, but just right). Eachpiece is color-coded on the back so you don't mix up the differentscenes - a very nice touch. Also included are mylar protector sleevesso the puzzles will presumably stay put after being worked andreworked - another nice touch. Overall, the book is extremely wellmade and something that deserves to be handed down throughgenerations.
This is the only book of its kind I've found, besides...Bravo to the publishers! Please make more!
Love it and very durable! 22 Nov. 2005
By Suzy_wuzy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a great heavy keepsake book / toy. The text and pictures that correspond with each puzzle page is fabulous. Each page comes with its own clear plastic sleeve to keep the pieces securely in when not in use. The individual pieces are color coded in case of a mix up. My daughter is 4, so we do this together, as it is a bit advanced for her age. A great deal- 7 puzzles, a story , hardback, for $12.00. wow
jigsaw puzzle book 28 Feb. 2013
By EmLar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 5-year-old granddaughter loves working jig saw puzzles. I already have one beautiful book with fairies that she's done a thousand times, so I thought I'd get her another one. The Alice in Wonderland book I bought was very disappointing. Pieces were missing in one of the puzzles, and the pictures are very "bland." She looked at it and went back to the fairy puzzles.
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