Special Thanks to my Personal Faery Friend for the Button Art: Ye Olde Faery Shoppe
This week's selection for Fairy Tale Fridays is the ultimate classic by Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. As I mentioned last week, I decided to read the most recent version of the tale that is illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia. The illustrations on the cover alone caught my eye and I had to experience this new take on a classic (that I have never actually read!).
After completing the quick read this morning, I have to say that at this time, I might have to agree with the latter the most! I was often confused and left wondering . . . "What the heck?!?" However, amidst the chaos, a few pieces really stood out to me.
In general, I was amazed at the imagination that Carroll had! Wow!! It really makes me wonder what this man was like to sit down and talk with. His story is an odd one, but filled with plenty of color and adventure. In fact, I would go so far to say that the story was an exercise for my mind . . . just had to forget the logic at times because I don't think there was any in parts!
The very last paragraph of the story is really what sold me on the story! I still do not "get" the majority of the story, most of it being mumble-jumble in my mind at this time . . . BUT, the ending really is what summed up the entire point to the craziness of everything in between falling through the rabbit hole and when Alice woke up.
And, last but not least, I cannot help but add my favorite quote (other than the very ending) in honor of Fairy Tale Fridays . . .
"When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!" (page 46)Though I do not believe Alice's Adventures in Wonderland truly fits into the usual fairy tale genre, I do believe it is worthy that we have had it featured here on Fairy Tale Fridays! Afterall, it is a land filled with talking creatures, kings and queens, and lots of morals!
I believe that it is now time to celebrate, have a bit of a tea party ourselves!! With that, be watching back later today for the HUGE announcement in honor of Alice and Fairy Tale Fridays!!
What did you think of Alice's Adventures?
Friday, September 10th: Fairy Tale Flick (special post to come later today or tomorrow for details!)
Friday, September 17th: The Three Army-Surgeons by The Brothers Grimm
Friday, September 24th: A New, Modern Tale