Alice in Wonderland, the legendary story written by Lewis Carroll, was first published in 1865. Now considered a timeless classic, Alice in Wonderland does not only fascinate younger readers; its satire, wit and playful adventures also make it a favourite of adult readers.
The main character, Alice, follows a rabbit down into a hole. She then finds herself in a strange fantasy land where she is met by the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess, the Dormouse, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. Alice’s adventures in Wonderland are strange, but also enlightening and exciting.
The first Estonian edition of Alice in Wonderland was translated by Linda Bakis and Ants Oras and released in 1940. This edition was translated by Jaan Kross in 1971. The illustrations made by Estonian artist Made Balbat bring new life to the characters and invite the reader to join Alice for an adventure through a magical world.
Artist Made Balbat: “Illustrating this book allowed me to go back to my childhood. I was able to take a peek through the tiny door and experience Wonderland and its amazing characters. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity.”