Beddor, Frank. The Looking Glass Wars. New York: Scholastic, 2006.
If you think Wonderland and Alice’s adventures there are just fiction, you’re wrong. Wonderland is not some imaginary place filled with unbelievable creatures. Wonderland is Aylss Heart’s home until her mercenary Aunt Redd takes over. Thrown into the “real world” of Victorian England, Alice finds that imagination is not prized. Only one person seems to like hearing about her life in Wonderland—Charles Dodgson. He even writes a book about it, but he gets it wrong.
“The grinning Cheshire cat. The mad tea party. He’d transformed her memories of a world alive with hope and possibility and danger into make-believe, the foolish stuff of children. He was just another in a long line of unbelievers and this—this stupid, nonsensical book—was how he made fun of her. She had never felt more betrayed in all her life” (3-4).
Can Alyss find her way back to Wonderland and take her rightful place as queen? To find out, read The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor.