The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor - Children's book review from Reading Rumpus

In 1865, Reverend Charles Dodgson (aka: Lewis Carroll) published a little nonsense story for Alice Liddell. It was heralded a masterpiece and has never gone out of print since. But Rev. Dodgson was a thief. He stole and twisted the story from Alice herself, the story of the land from whence she came, from where she was meant to be queen….

This is the premise of Frank Beddor’s Looking Glass Wars. Alyss must return to Wonderland to reclaim her rightful throne, taken by her Aunt Redd during a bloody battle. It was this battle that began the story, sent Alyss into seclusion in our world, and killed Alyss’s mother as her Aunt Redd stormed the castle screaming, “Off with their stinking, boring heads!”....... Continue reading the review, along with teaching resources, on Reading Rumpus.

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Automatic said...

Many thanks for your enthusiastic leap into the Pool of Tears assisting Princess Alyss and Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan with their harrowing adventures into pop culture.

We would like to share with you new revelations from Wonderland as they come into the Looking Glass Wars Library and Hatter M Institute. If you’re interested in receiving this confidential material, before it becomes public, please supply a secure email address.

The LGW Librarian


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