Book of the Week:

If you’ve ever thought that this world was too strict in its ways of sensibility, then you should pickup Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” You would then learn there is great need to make sense.

This is a great and classic story which Carroll wrote as a gift for his friend Alice Liddell, who urged him to publish it. The story is generally for children and full of absolute nonsense.

It recalls the tale of a young girl named Alice, who becomes bored with her school lessons and decides to chase after a small rabbit. The rabbit leads her down his hole, where Alice falls down.

Most of us know the story from there, thanks to Disney, but do we really know this story as well as we think we do? Likely not. The original story by Carroll is much longer and includes many more characters and adventures. Such as the incident with the Duchess and her child, who in turn, turns into a pig. Or the Mock Turtle, a turtle with the head of a cow, who recounts the tale of the Lobster Quadrille, a strange dance practiced by all the creatures of the sea.

Besides these two characters, Alice must face all the same crazies as in Walt Disney’s version. From the Cheshire Cat, to the Mad Hatter and March Hare, all the way to the raving mad Queen of Hearts. Alice must find how to deal with them and not make them angry in order to find her way home. And dealing with the Queen of Hearts is not an easy task. Alice does all she can to face up to the queen and her royal army of playing cards, and when she is attacked by the army, she suddenly awakes to find herself sitting right where she had been learning her lessons.

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is a classic tale of imagination, chalked full of wildly creative characters. So the next time you find yourself drifting off in class, just remember what wild adventures met Alice as she day dreamed her lessons away.