Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland

Walt Disney s Alice in Wonderland The fantastical tale of a young girl chasing her White Rabbit has delighted children since Lewis Carroll wrote it generations ago Here his Wonderland shines anew viewed through the looking glasses of

  • Title: Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland
  • Author: Jon Scieszka Walt Disney Company Mary Blair
  • ISBN: 9781423107286
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The fantastical tale of a young girl chasing her White Rabbit has delighted children since Lewis Carroll wrote it generations ago Here his Wonderland shines anew, viewed through the looking glasses of two incomparable artists.Mary Blair s vibrant art helped shape the look of Walt Disney s classic animated film Collected in a picture book for the first time, her illustratThe fantastical tale of a young girl chasing her White Rabbit has delighted children since Lewis Carroll wrote it generations ago Here his Wonderland shines anew, viewed through the looking glasses of two incomparable artists.Mary Blair s vibrant art helped shape the look of Walt Disney s classic animated film Collected in a picture book for the first time, her illustrations capture the essence of such memorable characters as the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter with stunning immediacy Jon Scieszka s captivating text celebrates all that is curious and all that is nonsensical about the world that holds Alice spellbound, from a deliciously absurd tea party to the spectacle of a kingdom of playing cards Brimming with wit and wonder, this sparkling retelling will enchant readers from the moment Alice falls down the rabbit hole, whether or not they ve made the journey before.

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    1. I cannot express enough how much I love the art of Mary Blair. I collect all manner of Wonderland books and find myself returning to it time & again. If you are looking for beautiful art, color, inspiration and imagination- you will absolutely love this edition. However, if you are looking for the actual story of Alice in Wonderland/Alice through the Looking Glass you will be sorely disappointed. This is a highly abridged version of the Disney movie as Mary Blair was a staff artist for Disne [...]

    2. The story in this has been abridged to the point of incoherence - if you don't already know the story, you won't be able to follow what's happening, and if you do know the story you'll be confused by all the stuff that's been cut out.But the story isn't the point in this book. The story is just an excuse to print Mary Blair's concept artwork from the Disney film. And that is all spectacular - Blair was an amazing artist, and there's a wild freedom to her style that matches "Alice In Wonderland" [...]

    3. Jon Scieszka certainly writes fractured fairy tales very well, but his talent unfortunately does not translate well into this retelling of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Perhaps I'm an Alice snob, but I cannot stand to see such a brilliant piece of writing (that adults appreciate the book as much, or perhaps more than, children is a testament to our innate capability to remember what fun it was to be young and full of wonder and curiosity and giggles) dumbed down for today's youth. The tex [...]

    4. Jon Scieszka's retelling of Alice in Wonderland was not fantastic but it is a good alternative for children who are too young to read the original version of the story. This book follows the classic story of day-dreaming Alice who follows a talking white rabbit down the rabbit hole to a brand new world, Wonderland. This story brings in crazy characters like The Chesire Cat, The Queen of Hearts, and The Mad Hatter. These wonderful characters are so creative that kids are bound to be drawn to this [...]

    5. Alice in Wonderland as you know it via Disney retold by Jon Scieszka.I didn't like the illustrations a ton, and while I am primed to enjoy anything Scieszka, this literal retelling of the Disney movie didn't leave much room for his usual antics, save for the line: "'Curiouser and curiouser,' said Alice, who was so surprised she forgot how to speak correct English."

    6. This was actually the first time I've ever read in its entirety the story of Alice in Wonderland - nor had I ever even seen the movie. I think it was a good thing to start with Scieszka's version, because well, he's Jon Scieszka, for crying out loud! Very well done - nice touch to use original illustrations from Mary Blair, the late Disney animator.

    7. Another adaptation of a classic children's novel complimented with bold art by Mary Blair. Unlike "Peter Pan" however, the story isn't quite as solid, and what is left is merely a really nice picture book. Still, a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. I can't wait to get my hands on some of the other Disney books with Mary Blair art!

    8. Read this to my younger siblings and cousins as a bedtime story while babysitting four of them, they loved it and were even still talking about it the day after, which is a rarity

    9. Join Alice as she ventures in a fantastical wonderland where her curiosities lead her to a Cheshire cat, the Madhatter, an evil queen, a white rabbit and many other abstract companions. The story retold with new illustrations by Mary Blair gives a new perspective to the classic fantasy story that allows the audience to become more consumed in the mystical images than the text itself. Readers young and old will come away with this story knowing that in a wonderful world of wonderland, things are [...]

    10. Go ask AliceWhen she's ten feet tallThe illustrations are a bold and creative abstract take on Walt Disney's version of the characters. It's true, the story is shortened and some favorite characters are missing, but this remains a fun introduction to the classic tale.

    11. This was the perfect length for a one book bedtime story. Although it was agreed that the Cheshire Cat is creepy in the book just as it is in the movie we were quite entertained by story we already knew.

    12. She doesn't have amazing hair like Rapunzel.Why did the White Rabbit say he was late late late late late?They were being tick tick tick tick EXPLODED! That was a funny part about the book.

    13. My overall impression of the story was how well the fantasy aspect was incorporated. This story is a Disney classic, and every child should hear this incredible and unique story. It has the perfect blend of fantasy and fun, to get and catch little kids attention and keep them wondering what is going to happen next. My eyes were caught on how colorful the images are. The images are very powerful, because their colors are so bold and stand out. There are no frames. The text is placed on top of the [...]

    14. Usually any book with the name "Disney" in the title would cause me to run in the opposite direction. I can tolerate Disney films for my son, but "re-told" Disney books generally leave me cold. My one really huge exception is "Alice in Wonderland". I own at least four copies of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", including an annotated version, and I've owned the Disney film in every incarnation: VHS, DVD, BluRay. I've watched it many, many times and for many, many years. So when I saw this book [...]

    15. megan winter reading 2017, children's book, picture book, disney, movie tie-in, prek, kindergarten, first grade, imagination, nonsense,

    16. This was an enjoyable find for someone who loves animation and Disney history as much as I do. It is a retelling by Jon Scieszka of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, following the animated film version of the story. What delighted me most about this book is the accompanying illustrations by Mary Blair. Blair's preliminary storyboard sketches are used to illustrate Scieszka's retelling of the story. I love Disney animation, and to be able to see some of these earlier sketches is a [...]

    17. I have always been a fan of the movie Alice in Wonderland. So this picturebook edition of it was so fun to read. It follows the same story line, Alice follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole that takes her to a magical land. She experiences many bizarre events such as growing and shrinking, talking flowers, a disappearing Cheshire cat, and a peculiar tea party. I found this book to be a great choice of contemporary fiction because it takes place in modern day times but definitely has ficti [...]

    18. But you know how it is with some people.Sometimes they get too grown-up to understand.The story felt more abridged than retold and even having read the full Alice I was thrown off in places by what Scieszka chose to omit or "retell." Mary Blair's artwork also confused me until my daughter, an artist who has watched many a documentary about the early animation of Disney's artists, explained to me these were likely Blair's concept art for the Disney movie. That made it easier to understand the nat [...]

    19. I had wanted to introduce Rebekah to this wonderful story, but felt that she wasn't quite ready for "Through the Looking Glass" - so we found this darling version, with beautiful water-color-like illustrations, and then watched my daughter fall in love with the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts - now, she wants to celebrate her unbirthday, too. I also really enjoyed the illustrations because they are not pictures from the Disney movie - they are subtle, and give so much to yo [...]

    20. Children's book illustrator Mary Blair was hired by the Disney Studios in the 40s and 50s. She created amazing, bold, influential illustrations to guide background and character animators on Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. What Hyperion Books really needs to do is release a large format book, The Art of Mary Blair. This book, and the similar books in the series on Snow White (with conceptual illustrations from 1935 by Gustaf Tenngren) and Peter Pan, crop the illustrations in a ch [...]

    21. Of the three Walt Disney adaptations I've read this year, this is my least favorite. I think this is because I grew up reading Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll's original novel is something that I know very, very well. That plus the fact that I've never seen this Disney movie either, so there was no particular attachment to the art. This one was an okay read. Maybe because it's by Jon Scieszka I expected a bit more 'wow' factor. But it was still a nice enough book. I think to those readers who [...]

    22. Did you need another reason to love Jon Scieszka? Well, here you go. Disney asked him to use the illustrations that Mary Blair sketched for the movie version of "Alice in Wonderland" and turn it into a book for young readers. And as you would expect, he did a suburb job. While it would be impossible to make Lewis Carroll's classic better, this is a wonderful way to introduce Alice and her world to children. It is an abridged version but it does not dumb things down. It should leave them wanting [...]

    23. This is a retelling of the Disney movie sanitized from Lewis Carroll's drug-induced flight of fancy about Alice's trip down the rabbit hole. I remember Sciezka from The Stinky Cheese Man, which came out when I was growing up, but apparently now he's everywhere. He wrote just wrote an autobiography and does and easy reader series about trucks and still has time to do high-quality projects like this (the illustrations are beautiful paintings by Mary Blair, rather than just movie stills).

    24. I love Alice in Wonderland and this book, put out by Disney, is TOTALLY worth it for the Mary Blair illustrations. They're perfect.Four stars because I could take or leave the text, an abridged version of Alice's adventures written by Jon Scieszka; it was choppy and lacked the charm and flow of Carroll's original story. It's not offensive and might be an okay introduction for littler kids, if they can follow it. I had a hard time following it myself, though, and I know the story.

    25. We love this book. The text is wonderful, and the pictures are incredible and beautiful.Mary Blair was a storyboard artist for Disney. She came up with the look for a few of the early Disney films. It was fun to read this book and look at the pictures and see the familiar images from the movie. Her sense of color and drawing style are impeccable. I highly recommend this book, especially for ages 3 up.

    26. Alice in Wonderland is an adventurous tale! I enjoyed how random Alice's experiences are in this story. Children would like this story because has a different storyline than most books children read. I would use this story to show how story do not have limits on what happens or what characters there are. I love how this book really has no limits or no rules to it. The author really took this story to their liking and created a story like none other. I am happy to read this book.

    27. This is a very shortened version of the movie, mostly used for, I'm assuming, printing Mary Blair's concept art from the movie. Though, Scieszka is able to put a little bit of him in the retelling - I particularly loved this part: Alice saw the White Rabbit disappear through a tiny door. "Curiouser and curiouser," said Alice, who was so surprised she forgot how to speak correct English.XD Classic Scieszka!

    28. Five stars for book design; four stars for the text. I prefer to read the "real" Alice aloud to my kids, but for an overview a book like this is nice. I absolutely love reading the Cheshire Cat's conversation out loud. And the caterpillar. But you should have seen my five-year-old mirroring back at me my Cheshire smile as I read the Cat's dialogue with a silly grin.

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