Friday, December 01, 2006

More Bird Friday!

The picture above of Alice trying to manage her flamingo during a croquet game is by the famous English illustrator John Tenniel.

Here is the an1866 New York edition of the book in PDF format with Tenniel's illustrations.

Bedtime Story Classics provides this link to a beautifully-illustrated version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Chapter I - Down the Rabbit-Hole
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?'

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. [
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