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Solve themed jigsaw puzzles while you are listening to the classic story of Alice in Wonderland. Jigsaws come in 3 difficulties and can be perfectly played on either phone or tablet. Fun for children of all ages and equally entertaining for parents.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most famous and enduring children's classics. The novel is full of whimsical charm, and a feeling for the absurd that is unsurpassed. But, who was Lewis Carroll?
Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) was a mathematician and logician who lectured at Oxford University. He balanced both personas, as he used his study in the sciences to create his eminently strange book. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a charming, light book--that reputedly pleased the Queen Victoria (she asked to receive the author's next work, and was swiftly sent a copy of An Elementary Treatment of Determinants).
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Overview
The book begins with a young girl, Alice, bored whilst sat by a river, reading a book with her sister. Everything seems perfectly normal and serene; there could be nothing more in keeping with the bourgeois Victorian world in which Carroll lived. Then Alice catches sight of a small white figure, a rabbit dressed in a waistcoat and holding a pocket watch, murmuring to himself that he is late. Alice runs after the rabbit and follows it into a hole. After falling down into the depths of the earth she finds herself in a corridor full of doors. At the end of the corridor there is a tiny door with a tiny key through which Alice can see a beautiful garden that she is desperate to enter. She then spots a bottle labeled "DRINK ME" (which she does), and begins to shrink until she is large enough to fit through the door.
Unfortunately, she has left the key that fits the lock on a table, now well out of her reach. She then finds a cake labeled "EAT ME" (which, again, she does), and is restored to her normal size. Disconcerted by this frustrating series of events, Alice begins to cry and, caught unawares by a change in size not precipitated by food or drink, she shrinks and is washed away in her own tears. This strange beginning leads to a series of progressively "curiouser and curiouser" events, which see Alice baby-sit a pig, take part in a tea party that is held hostage by time (and so never ends), and engage in a game of croquet in which flamingos are used as mallets and hedgehogs as balls. She meets a number of extravagant and incredibly characters--from the Cheshire Cat (whose habit of making enigmatic pronouncements is only matched by his tendency to disappear) to a caterpillar smoking a hookah, and being decidedly contradictory. She also, famously, meets the Queen of Hearts who has a penchant for execution (almost continually proclaiming of those who she does not like, "Off with their heads").
The book reaches its climax in the trial of the Knave of Hearts, who is accused of stealing the Queen's tarts. A good deal of evidence is given against the unfortunate man (most of which is entirely nonsensical), and a letter is produced which only refers to events by pronouns (but which is supposedly damning evidence). Alice, who by now has grown to a great size, stands up for the Knave and the Queen, predictably, demands her execution. As she is fighting off the Queen’s card soldiers, Alice awakes, realizing she has been dreaming all along. Brilliant for children, but with enough hilarity and joy for life in it to please adults too, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is a love book with which to take a brief respite from our over-rational and sometimes dreary world.
+ Professionally narrated
+ Themed jigsaw puzzles
+ 3 difficulty levels
+ Easy to play
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