Lewis Carroll
Macmillan, New York, 1988, 1963; originally published 1865
Fiction, Children’s
ISBN: 9780333482247
On 5 book lists
Sagi Haviv

Coming across this book as a child introduced me to the concept of fantasy, which informs my art to this day.

Angus Hyland
Maira Kalman

None better. Logic. Mathematics. Madness. Screwball comedy. Hallucinatory magic. And wondrous everything.

Zuzana Licko

This is the first English book my dad read to me in Czechoslovakia, trying to expose me to the English language, he tells me. Regrettably I don't remember, since I was only five at the time. But it probably explains why I later enjoyed the Caedmon recordings, featuring Joan Greenwood (as Alice) and Stanley Holloway (as narrator), to the point that I could recite long passages from memory in my early teens. This book is best in the edition accompanied by John Tenniel's illustrations—I remember poring over the details when I was learning to draw.

Deborah Sussman

In case you haven’t yet read this, do so!

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