The Myth: Alice was an ordinary girl who stepped through the looking glass and entered a fairy-tale world invented by Lewis Carroll in his famous storybook. The Truth: Wonderland is real. Alyss Heart is the heir to the throne, until her murderous aunt Redd steals the crown and kills Alyss? parents. To escape Redd, Alyss and her bodyguard, Hatter Madigan, must flee to our world through the Pool of Tears. But in the pool Alyss and Hatter are separated. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Yet he gets the story all wrong. Hatter Madigan knows the truth only too well, and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.
August 21, 2007
12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
Frank Beddor is the author of the New York Times
bestseller The Looking Glass Wars,
the young-adult novel that first introduced young readers to the true story of Alyss. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
"Beddor offers some intriguing reimaginings...His attention, happily, put Wonderland back on the map again."--Booklist
"The tale is clever and flows like an animated film,"--School Library Journal
"[Narrator] Doyle juggles an eclectic and other-worldly ensemble, never letting anything hit the ground."--Publisher's Weekly