Book Review: Classics Reimagined Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Author: Lewis Carroll
Illustrator: Andrea D'Aquino
Pub Date: October 17th, 2017
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Format: Paperback Original
ISBN: 9781631593697


A classic tale returns, unabridged, with dazzling modern illustrations; perfect for gift giving! Enjoy Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as you've never seen it before. Andrea D'Aquino's modern, illustrative interpretation of this classic tale follows Alice on her fanciful journey down the rabbit hole.

Join her as she meets friends like the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and the Caterpillar! The lush, multi-faceted images breathe new life into this classic novel, making it a collectible for new readers and art lovers every where.

The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector's editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual, interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors.

I received this beautifully illustrated paperback edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a Goodreads giveaway from Rockport Publishing, an imprint of Quarto. 

It has a sturdy matte cover and purple page edges, which I love. As a book designer with experience on the production end as well, I think it's a really special touch that some publishers don't go for because it can be quite pricey, and page edge colors aren't an immediate selling point for books sitting on a shelf. 

The full-color interior boasts modern-looking collage illustrations on just about every other page. I think what helps this edition stand out from the countless others is that the illustrations are intricate and abstract, and therefor more geared toward adult readers. They're still fun and whimsical, but they're also eclectic and different. 

This is definitely my new favorite copy, and I have 3 or 4 editions.

March & April 2017 Reads


  • A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove #1) by Tessa Dare 
  • Once Upon a Winter's Eve (Spindle Cove #1.5) by Tessa Dare 
  • A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove #2) by Tessa Dare 
  • A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove #3) by Tessa Dare (Goodreads Author) 
  • Beauty and the Blacksmith (Spindle Cove #3.5) by Tessa Dare 
  • Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove #4) by Tessa Dare 
  • Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove #4.5) by Tessa Dare 
  • Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove #5) by Tessa Dare 
  • The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan 
  • The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman 
  • Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes 

Graphic Novels

  • Sabine's Notebook (Griffin & Sabine #2) by Nick Bantock 
  • The Golden Mean (Griffin & Sabine #3) by Nick Bantock 
  • The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's Lost Correspondence (Griffin & Sabine) by Nick Bantock 
  • Belle's Tale (Disney Beauty and the Beast #1) by Mallory Reaves 
  • The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog 


  • Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor 
  • Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1) by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton 
  • Echoes in Death (In Death #44) by J.D. Robb 
  • Sweet Revenge (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #14) by Diane Mott Davidson 
  • On the Surface (In the Zone #1) by Kate Willoughby 

January & February 2017 Reads


  1. How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (The Embraced #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks
  2. Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce
  3. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

Graphic Novels:

  1. Besties by Leah Goren
  2. Beasts!: Book One by Jacob Covey
  3. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales) by Russell Brand
  4. Lucy by Randy Cecil
  5. How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1) by Barry Deutsch, Jake Richmond (Colorist)
  6. Griffin and Sabine (Griffin & Sabine #1) by Nick Bantock
  7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Graphic Novels #1) by Ransom Riggs, Cassandra Jean
  8. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Graphic Novels #2) by Ransom Riggs, Cassandra Jean (Visual Art)


  1. The Dragon Hunters (The Dragon Brothers Trilogy #1) by James Russell, Link Choi (Illustrations)
  2. You Can't Be Too Careful! by Roger Mello, Daniel Hahn (Translation)
  3. Me Tall, You Small by Lilli L'Arronge (Illustrations)
  4. Liam Takes a Stand by Troy Wilson, Josh Holinaty (Illustrations)
  5. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School... by Davide Cali, Benjamin Chaud
  6. A Doll For Marie by Louise Fatio, Roger Duvoisin (Illustrations)
  7. Adventures with Barefoot Critters by Teagan White
  8. Secret Tree Fort by Brianne Farley
  9. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)

Misc. Genres:

  1. You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds by Jenny Lawson


  1. Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1) by Kathryn Purdie
  2. The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors #1) by Sabrina Jeffries
  3. Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love #1) by Jessica Park
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