I’ve decided to do this new thing where I list (everyone loves lists!) what books I would recommend a particular fictional character. This first list will feature the protagonist from my favourite classic, Alice, from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. I hope you enjoy this new little feature of mine (and maybe join in? Yes?).
MY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALICE:
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
I don’t think it’s particularly had to see why I would recommend this book to Alice, I think she would quite thoroughly relate to Dorothy and enjoy her adventures.
The Never Ending Story by Michael Ende
Another story of a child being swept away to a magical land. I think Alice would particularly fall in love with Falcor, and probably wish she had his company rather than her rather unhelpful Cheshire Cat.
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
This is another obvious one, I think. Both Peter and Alice’s adventures begin as almost a way to avoid everything adultish (perfectly understandable). I can almost see her reading through this little book and frequently comparing Neverland to Wonderland, and always concluding that Wonderland is, in fact, the superior magical world.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Now while this one doesn’t have a sense of magic and whimsy, Anne is a small girl with a big imagination, and has big plans for her future, and I think Alice would adore reading about Anne and going on her adventures, even if they are less fantastical.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I believe Alice’s adventures in wonderland would have gone much quicker had she had little Lettie Hempstock as a companion on her journeys. I think Alice would really relate to the protagonist in this one, and they would probably be likely friends in their post-adventure therapy sessions.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Now, while Alice, at the time of her wanderings in Wonderland, may be a little young for this one, I believe Alice would rather enjoy the beauty and whimsy of this magical circus.
So those are my picks for books I would recommend to Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Why not put a comment with your picks for Alice below, or better yet, why not do your own post with all your picks for Alice?