The Illustrated Alice Bibliography, Part 2

This page is a continuation of the illustrated bibliography of Alice in Wonderland editions – here you can enjoy looking at the most beautiful copies that were produced between 1970 to 2010. (Page 1 and Page 3 have reviews of earlier and later illustrated editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass books, Page 4 has some fun Alice-inspired series spin-offs and gift ideas, while the bookshelf tour has a video of my own collection).

Many of these editions are now out of print, but can still be found for reasonable prices second hand. I recommend looking for hardbacks though, as the paperbacks often do not withstand the rigours of time.

Information Age (1970-2010)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia
HarperCollins, 2010

Camille Rose Garcia is an American artist, and her Alice is created in a creepy cartoon style that highlights some of the darker elements of Wonderland.

➡ Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Adapted by Harriet Castor, illustrated by Zdenko Basic
Carlton Books / BES Publishing, 2010

Lewis Carroll’s classic story is retold as a picture book. Lovely stylised illustrations by Zdenko, with pop-up playing cards and pull-tabs etc. (Important note: do not get the very inferior paperback version, which is missing all of the interactive elements.) OOP

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Amazon | Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories (B&N Classics)

Illustrated by John Tenniel
Barnes & Noble, 2010

An enormous bind-up of everything that Lewis Carroll ever published. Included are: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland“, “Through the Looking-Glass“, “Sylvie and Bruno“, “Sylvie and Bruno Concluded“, “The Hunting of the Snark” and all of the poetry, essays and phantasmagoria along with a substantial collection of his miscellaneous writings. Bound in bright pink bonded leather, with gilded edges and decorative endpapers. 

➡ Find a copy at Amazon | Book Depository | Amazon AU

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Jill Thompson and Jenny Frison
IDW, 2010

A bind-up of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with Through the Looking Glass. A manga-like Jill Thompson cover, which is a little misleading, because the interior chapter illustrations are in a softer style by Jenny Frison. OOP.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Amazon | Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Adapted by Ronne Randall, illustrated by Robert Dunn
QED Publishing, 2010

A simpler version of Alice, adapted for young children, with some sweet watercolours by Dunn. 

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Amazon | Abes

Wonderland

Tommy Kovac, illustrated by Sonny Liew
Disney Press, 2009

A new angle on Alice in Wonderland told from the point of view of Mary Ann, the White Rabbit’s housemaid. This is a collected edition of separately released comic books.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Amazon | Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko
Tundra Books, 2009

A large format edition lavishly illustrated by Ukrainian-Canadian artist Lipchenko featuring Wonderland laid out in stunning pencil/charcoal drawings.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Amazon | Abes

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Illustrated by John Vernon Lord
Artist’s Choice, 2009

Published in a limited edition by Artist’s Choice in 2009 and Looking-Glass in 2011, with only 420 signed and numbered copies, 98 of which came with a special set of prints. In this special edition, Lord’s bright and light filled illustrations cleverly capture the nonsensical aspects of Wonderland.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Walker Books/Templar, 2009; Palazzo 2015

Over 70 lush watercolours by Ingpen paint a stunning Wonderland in these editions. Part of a similarly designed lovely larger collection of children’s classics by this illustrator with the same publishers.

➡ Find Alice at Amazon | Book Depository | Amazon AU

➡ Find Looking Glass at Amazon | Book Depository | Amazon AU

Alice in Wonderland

Illustrated by Rodney Matthews
Templar, 2008

Alice as seen through the eyes of top British fantasy illustrator Rodney Matthews. Lovely fantastical illustrations, set in an interplanetary Wonderland landscape, including six double-page artworks. Also part of the Templar Collector’s Classics series.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice in Wonderland

Adapted and illustrated by Alison Jay
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2006

Alison is a London illustrator who works with oil on paper, often adding a crackle varnish to give an aged appearance. A brightly-coloured Wonderland board book shows a colourful and friendly place, with the story reduced to single words on a page for toddlers.

➡ Find it at Amazon | Book Depository | Amazon AU

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (OOP)

Illustrated by Anne Bachelier
CFM Gallery, 2005

Anne Bachelier’s Alice was published in a limited edition of 600 by the CFM Gallery in 2005. It has over a hundred gorgeous mystical illustrations, including giant fold-outs.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Amazon Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Michael Foreman
Sterling, 2004

A sweet Alice by veteran children’s illustrator Michael Foreman. Some later editions are also available with these illustrations.

➡ Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Pop-Up Book

Adapted and illustrated by Robert Sabuda
Simon & Schuster, 2003

A most incredible pop-up book with 7 spreads that include breathtaking supersized popups along with extra popups contained in the mini story books.

The LE is signed and includes an additional pop-up and a turquoise slipcase.

➡ Find it at Amazon | Book Depository | Amazon AU

➡ LE OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice in Wonderland

Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
North-South Books, 1999; mini-book 2016

Enchanting, soft watercolours feature a delightful Wonderland of whimsy. The larger hardback is now out of print, but the more recent mini-book edition is still available.

➡ Find mini-book at Amazon | Book Depository Amazon AU

➡ Look for original large format HB at Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Walker Books, 1999

Oxenbury’s Alice was originally published by Walker in a signed limited edition in 1999, with Looking-Glass following in 2005. Her Alice is a confident blonde child set in the modern era, and nearly every spread contains either a spot drawing or watercolour painting. Oxenbury won the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award for this Alice.

Also released in 2018 as a boxed set of 22 small volumes for children known as The Complete Alice.

➡ Find Alice at Amazon | Book Depository 

➡ Find Looking Glass at Amazon | Book Depository 

➡ Find The Complete Alice mini-book set Amazon | Book Depository | Amazon AU

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Angel Dominguez
Workman Publishing 1996 / LE Inky Press 2015

Spanish illustrator Angel Dominguez captures Wonderland’s wit and whimsy in his own surrealistic style. The later-released limited edition was signed by the artist. 

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Alice Through the Looking-Glass

Illustrated by Damar Berkova
Treasure Press, 1992

Despite the hideous cover, this omnibus of the Alice books features some really lovely illustrations by Czech artist Dagmar Berkova.

➡ OOP. Look for at copy at Abes

Alitji in Dreamland

Nancy Sheppard, illustrated by Donna Leslie
Simon & Schuster, 1992

This retelling is set in aboriginal Australia, in which the white rabbit becomes a white kangaroo and the red queen is a witch spirit.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice in Wonderland

Illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt
Unicorn Press, 1990 / Running Press omnibus, 2006

Greg and his twin brother are famous for their science fiction and fantasy illustrations, and his Alice is very colourful and interesting perspectives help imbue it with childlike wonder. I have a version incorporated in an omnibus put out by Running Press in 2006, which is pretty good value.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Gavin O’Keefe
Carrol Foundation, 1990

The black & white illustrations by Australian artist Gavin O’Keefe in this edition are so charmingly creepy.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice in Wonderland (OOP) and Through the Looking-Glass (OOP)

Illustrated by Malcolm Ashman
Dragon’s World 1989/Belitha Press, 1990

Looking-Glass published by Dragon’s World/Belitha Press in 1989 and Alice in 1990. Ashman works primarily with oil and watercolour, yet his illustrations suggest a surprisingly realistic and concrete interpretation of Wonderland.

➡ OOP. Look for Alice at Abes

➡ OOP. Look for Looking Glass at Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Peter Weevers
Hutchinson, 1989

Weever’s interpretation of the tale showcases a classic Alice presented in elegant watercolours.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice in Wonderland: A Marvel Classic Edition

Illustrated by Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics, 1988

This Marvel comic adaptation was published in the late 80s, and although the artist is uncredited I think it’s possibly John Ridgway

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice Through The Needle’s Eye: An Authorised Sequel

Gilbert Adair, illustrated by Jenny Thorne
Macmillan 1985, PB reprint by Evertype 2012

Alice is trying to thread a needle by the fire on a snowy afternoon, when she finds herself in an alphabetical land populated by Siamese-Twin Cats (joined at the tail), the Welsh Rabbit (with his toasted cheese), the Kangaroo, the spelling bees, the Italian Hairdresser who uses a small crocodile as a pair of scissors, Jack and Jill, and best of all, the Grampus.

➡ HB OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

➡ Find PB reprint at Amazon | Book Depository

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Anthony Browne
MacRae, 1985 / Walker Books 2015

Browne has a very different take on Wonderland, with his Alice in green and his Hatter wearing 6 hats. Anthony won the the Kurt Maschler Award for his interpretation. Reprinted by Walker Books in 2015 as a 150th anniversary edition.

➡ Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Justin Todd
Gollancz, 1984

Justin is a British illustrator whose Wonderland is bright and beautiful and extremely detailed through his work in gauche with extremely fine brushes.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice in Puzzle-Land

Raymond M. Smullyan, illustrated by Greet Fitting
Penguin 1984 / Dover reprint 2011

This book contains a range of puzzles dealing with word play and logic, mathematics and philosophy, all featuring Alice and the creatures of Wonderland.

➡ HB OOP. Find a copy at Abes

➡ Find Dover reprint at Amazon | Book Depository

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Illustrated by Barry Moser
Pennyroyal Press, 1982

Alice was published in a limited edition by Pennyroyal in 1982 & Looking-Glass the same year. American artist Barry Moser won an American Book Award for design and illustration for this edition of Alice, which contains incredible and intricate illustrations of Wonderland. There are a few versions available, but it’s worth looking out for the superior Pennyroyal Press edition if you can find it.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy of Alice at Abes

➡ OOP. Look for a copy of Looking Glass at Abes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Moritz Kennel
Phaidon, 1975

Kennel uses vibrant colours and strong shapes in the illustrations, giving them a strong 70’s vibe. He was also known as an illustrator of several popular Little Golden Books (e.g. Old Macdonald Had A Farm).

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes

Alice in Wonderland

Illustrated by Kuniyoshi Kaneko
Olivetti, 1974

Profusely and dreamily illustrated in colour and black and white with lithographs by Japanese artist Kuniyoshi Kaneko.

➡ OOP. Look for a copy at Abes