"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

22 July 2010

The Looking-Glass Wars

Beddor, Frank. The Looking-Glass Wars. New York: Penguin Group, 2006.

This is an interesting twist on Carroll's Alice in Wonderland story. Alyss, princess of Wonderland, watches her aunt murder her mother and take the throne for herself, after which Alyss is plunged through a portal into England. Now she must choose either to return to her realm and reclaim her throne, or pretend that it was all some strange dream and assume the role of a young lady in England.

I can understand why my students enjoyed this story. It is fun, it is imaginative, and it is easy to read. A good clean book - if I had a classroom, this book would be on my shelf.

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