The classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published in November 1865, which means that in 2015 we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of one of the best-loved children’s stories of all time. The adventures were created by the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson to entertain the three young Liddell sisters, who were so enchanted by his stories that they urged him to write them down. They were subsequently published under his pen name of Lewis Carroll and have delighted generations of children since.
Although Carroll himself drew the original illustrations of Alice and the people and creatures that she meets in Wonderland, for publication the artist John Tenniel was asked to create new images, and the delightful drawings that he produced have become as famous as the book itself. Tenniel subsequently also illustrated the sequel, Through the Looking Glass, in which Alice has further memorable adventures.