Through the Looking-Glass
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2008
Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes
2009 Grammy Nominee-Best Spoken Word Album for Children.
This 1872 sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds Carroll's inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Whereas the first book has the deck of cards as a theme, this book is loosely based on a game of chess, played on a giant chessboard with fields for squares. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and strange mythological characters when she becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters.
"This story gets star treatment with renowned fantasy and science-fiction author Harlan Ellison serving as narrator. Ellison's jaunty reading provides just the right mix of whimsy and awe for the story's rhymes and clever characters. The pleasure is infectious. Children listening to the bizarre adventures will find plenty to enjoy."-AudioFile