Happy 150th, Alice In Wonderland!


Alice In Wonderland was my favorite book as a child, and this year it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Even if you weren’t a fan, there’s good reason for you to be.  See after the cut to find out why.

Essentially, Alice in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass were the first children’s books to be written without morals at the end.  That means that any and every book for young readers that was written simply to entertain and delight is descended from Alice.

Without Alice, there would be no Oz.  No Narnia.  No Hogwarts.  No Boneville.

Any and every book you read or had read to you as a child that wasn’t trying to make you a better person owes a debt to Alice.  It’s just supposed to be fun.

Oh, it also gave us this:

That song gives me a case of goosebumps every time.

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