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Synopsis: This new series of "Oxford Bookworms" offers younger readers at an elementary level of the English language the chance to enjoy lively and accessible adaptations of the best classic and modern fiction. Each title is highly illustrated to engage the reader in the world of the book and to help with specific vocabulary. Accompanying exercises make all of these titles suitable for use in class or at home.
From the Back Cover:
This 1872 sequel to Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds the inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Looking-glass land, a topsy-turvy world lurking just behind the mirror over Alice's mantel, is a fantastic realm of live chessmen, madcap kings and queens, strange mythological creatures, talking flowers and puddings, and rude insects.
Brooks and hedges divide the lush greenery of looking-glass land into a chessboard, where Alice becomes a pawn in a bizarre game of chess involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, the White Knight, and other nursery-rhyme figures. Promised a crown when she reaches the eighth square, Alice perseveres through a surreal landscape of amusing characters that pelt her with riddles and humorous semantic quibbles and regale her with memorable poetry, including the oft-quoted "Jabberwocky."
This handsome, inexpensive edition, featuring the original John Tenniel illustrations, makes available to today's readers a classic of juvenile literature long cherished for its humor, whimsy, and incomparable fantasy.
Title: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice ...
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (Sd)
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr (Sd), 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0194227499