Lewis Carroll's duo of novels about a girl named Alice and her surreal adventures have been popular since their publication in 1865 (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) and 1871 (Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There). Neither book has ever been out of print. But many parents find the originals too difficult for young children, and thus the publication of many simplified and abridged versions of Alice. Our Alice in Wonderland Picture Book features illustrations of several major episodes of the story from Italian mid-century illustrator Maraja. Accompanying these vibrant images is a very simple text. It serves as a marvelous introduction to Carroll's world of marvelous madness.
Biographical Note: Libico Maraja (pen name Maraja) (1912 - 1983) was an Italian illustrator best known in the United States and the U.K. for his lively illustrated versions of such classic books as A Christmas Carol, Gulliver's Travels, The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, Tales from Hans Andersen, and many more. His career in Italy was long and diverse. In addition to his successful book illustration career, Maraja lent his talents to advertising art, sheet music design, comic books, and postage stamp art. He was the chief set designer and animator for one of Italy's first animated films - The Rose of Baghdad - (1941) and also designed sets and costumes for ballets.