Alice’s second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up in the great looking-glass chess game and sets off to become a queen. It isn’t as easy as she expects: at every step she is hindered by nonsense characters who crop up and insist on reciting poems. Some of these poems, such as “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and “Jabberwocky”, are as famous as the Alice stories themselves. This gorgeous hardback gift edition includes Sir John Tenniel’s much-loved illustrations with the original colouring which has come to define the authentic image of Alice as blond haired -- with a blue head band. It also includes a foreword by Philip Pullman, one of today’s most popular and distinguished children’s writers.