The looking glass wars is a series of three novels by frank beddor, heavily inspired by lewis carrolls 1865 novel alices adventures in wonderland and its 1871 sequel through the looking glass. Frank beddor continues to fight the looking glass wars. Frank beddor is the author of the new york times bestseller the looking glass wars, the youngadult novel that first introduced young readers to the true story of. Alice was an ordinary girl who stepped through the looking glass and entered a fairytale world invented by lewis carroll in his famous storybook. The looking glass wars begins in 1863, in oxford england, with elevenyearold alyss heart having told her story to the rev. The looking glass wars is a novel by bestselling author frank beddor. Free download or read online the looking glass wars pdf epub book. The looking glass wars series by frank beddor goodreads.
Alyss heart is the heir to the throne, until her murderous aunt redd steals the crown and kills alyss. The main characters of this fantasy, young adult story are alyss heart, hatter madigan. After reading this book you will crave more from this author, i know i do. The looking glass wars caused a stir this year by playing with lewis carroll and offending the purists. The looking glass wars series lot but frank beddor ebay. Many of the familiar characters are still here queen of hearts, the white rabbit, tweedle dee and dum, the mad hatter, the caterpillar, and of course, alice herself, but beddor has also cleverly imagined a host of new characters to flesh out his fantasy world. Looking glass wars trilogy set frank beddor seeing redd arch enemy pb lot. Frank beddor official website the looking glass wars. The looking glass wars, dial books for young readers 3 copy quote well now, the scholar went on, im just an old fuddyduddy who could use a tan, so you neednt grant my opinion any authority, but i consider the queendom lucky that a handful of milliners and their children lived incognito among the population during redds tyranny. Beddor reimagines the childrens classic as nonfiction. The looking glass wars frank beddor download free ebook. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 371 pages and is available in hardcover format.
There was talk of a movie based on the looking glass wars. Frank beddor, quote from the looking glass wars lesson number 1b in bibwits carefully planned curriculum. The looking glass wars is an alternate history retelling of lewis carrolls alices adventures in wonderlandthrough the looking glass books. Book 1 in the looking glass wars trilogy the looking glass wars unabashedly challenges the worlds carrollian wonderland assumptions of tea parties, dormice and a curious little blonde girl to reveal an epic, cross dimensional saga of love, murder, betrayal, revenge and. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 364 pages and is available in hardcover format. Frank beddors looking glass wars inspired a comic called hatter madigan which beddor wrote alongside liz cavalier. Often the middle book of a trilogy is just filler between the introduction of the characters in the first book and the final conclusion of the third. Frank beddor official website literary sleuth and world. His mother performed in a number of college productions, and during franks early years, the beddor family availed itself of the old log, the nearby chanhassen dinner theatre and minneapolis famed guthrie theater. A seachange is happening in childrens book publishing, taking nearly a decade to come to its logical culmination in this book. Using carolls narration style and twisting his world, beddor brings to life an alternate telling of through the looking glass where alice is actually alyss heart, next in line to the throne, and her aunt redd the red queen has been driven mad with lust for power and. The first book in frank beddors young adult fantasy trilogy of the same name, the looking glass wars 2004 presumes to tell the real story behind the famous novel alice in wonderland. Frank beddor is raising funds for the looking glass wars hatter m on kickstarter.
The book is about alyss, whom is born in wonderland and is destined to be a warrior queen. Alyss hart, a wonderlander, comes to earth in a time of crisis her evil aunt redd has attacked wonderland in her quest to become the queen of hearts. With frank beddors the looking glass wars, however, i can easily say that i was drawn into the story from the first pageand have found a new book to add to my list of favorites. The basic premise is that the two books written by lewis carroll are a distortion of the true story. This book takes a new look at the lewis carroll novel, alices adventures in wonderland, telling the story from the point of view of a young girl who swears that her story is true and that carroll twisted it to his own advantage. The heart crystal and queen alyss are without their. The looking glass wars by frank beddor booksamillion. Step through the looking glass and meet the real alyss of wonderland in bestselling author frank beddors new. The looking glass wars 1 by frank beddor 2007, paperback at the best online prices at.
Princess alyss, driven out of her wonderland kingdom by her evil aunt, redd, suffers years of exile in victorian england before her dedicated bodyguard, hatter madigan, finds her. Book 1 in the looking glass wars trilogy the looking glass wars unabashedly challenges the worlds carrollian wonderland assumptions of tea parties, dormice and a curious little blonde girl to reveal an epic, cross dimensional saga of. Frank beddors looking glass wars is a book that will work its way into your conscious and never leave. It features twists and turns on the original story, such as the white rabbit really being alysss. However, the release of tim burtons alice in wonderland movies put most of those conversations on ice. The looking glass wars trilogy frank beddor seeing redd archenemy vgc fantasy. Royal bodyguard hatter madigans year quest in our world to find the lost princess was introduced in four chapters in book one of the looking glass wars. Excerpt from the looking glass wars by frank beddor, plus. Radio children interviewed frank beddor about his looking glass wars book. Film producer, author, game developer, world creator and founder of automatic pictures, frank beddor has scaled the heights of professional skiing twotime freestyle world champion, the world of filmmaking, and the new york times bestseller list. Free download or read online seeing redd pdf epub the looking glass wars series book. Frank beddor celebrity profile check out the latest frank beddor photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes.
Thats precisely what the looking glass wars is all about. Book 1 in the looking glass wars trilogy the looking glass wars unabashedly challenges the worlds carrollian wonderland assumptions of tea parties, dormice and a curious little blonde girl to reveal an epic, cross dimensional saga of love, murder, betrayal, revenge and the endless war for imagination. It is comprised of a total of 4 books, which were released between the years 2004 and 2009. But this ingenious reworking for 10 to year olds, in which the heroine feels betrayed by carrolls account, and in which imaging a thing makes it real is powerful, eventful and dark.
In the story, alyss heart, the princess of wonderland, is forced to flee her homeland after her aunt stages a bloody coup. Frank beddor is the author of the new york times bestseller the looking glass wars, the youngadult novel that first introduced young readers to the true story of alyss. Review of the looking glass wars by frank beddor, plus backstory and other interesting facts about the book. This series is inspired by the books, through the looking glass and alice in wonderland by lewis carroll.
The looking glass wars series is a well known fantasy novel series written by one of the noteworthy authors from the united states named frank beddor. Meet the heroic, passionate, monstrous, vengeful denizens of this parallel world as. Beddor is the producer of several hit films including the smash comedy, theres something. The looking glass wars, seeing redd, archenemy, and princess alyss of wonderland. Pdf the looking glass wars book by frank beddor free. For most of the universes inhabitants, life is not all gummy wads and tarty tarts. The first edition of the novel was published in august 21st 2007, and was written by frank beddor. Frank beddor talks about writing the looking glass wars at ninjacon 2015 duration. An imaginative retelling of alices adventures in wonderland, the looking glass wars is the real story behind the story. Seeing redd is the second book in the looking glass wars trilogy by frank beddor. The looking glass wars the looking glass wars trilogy.130 1271 896 1304 1202 1070 1166 1122 188 1448 1121 1298 835 639 967 482 965 1081 547 10 1239 1137 73 1434 164 1409 966 1400 1192 836 504 1177 137 363 1063 1332 331 330 1075 1250 16 907 634