Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland Meets the White Rabbit (Little Golden Book)

Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland Meets the White Rabbit (A Little Golden Book), retold by Jane Werner, with pictures by The Walt Disney Studio. Golden Press / Western Publishing Company, 1951. (This copy is from 1974.)

Inspired by Little Sis's post from yesterday, I thought I would share another vintage Little Golden Book with you today. This one was first printed in 1951, the same year Disney released its version of Alice in Wonderland. It remained in print for many years. My copy, which is in gorgeous condition, says "Third printing, 1974."

I think the art in this one is beautiful. While the look and feel are based on the film adaptation, it retains that mid-century picture book charm.

I think it's fascinating that the Jabberwock remained in the book. Apparently, Stan Freberg was supposed to voice the character in the movie, complete with a song. The song is included in the DVD extras, which I don't remember watching. Oops. I guess I need to dig out my DVD!















Speaking of Alice stuff, I received a very Merry Un-birthday present last week! Every year, I look forward to the wonderful Mad Tea Party blog-hop hosted by A Fanciful Twist. I entered a few contests as I hopped from blog to blog, including the one hosted over at A Magical Whimsy. Please, go check out her awesome post, if you get a chance. She gave away a very cool mixed media canvas entitled "Tea Time Gown," and I was the lucky recipient!

Isn't it fabulous? For now, it's resting on my stack of Alice books, but we plan to hang it on the wall above the Alice table.



Anyway, a very Merry Unbirthday to You! (Unless it's your birthday, of course. Then Happy Birthday.)


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Comments

  1. oh MY this is so beautiful! even more beautiful than the art from the film! and lucky lucky you, you have the best blog contest luck! gorgeous art. Julia is having a sudden fascination with all things Alice right now (and it's her favorite name), I wonder if my library would have this copy? I'd love to own this beauty!!

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    1. Our library has a few LGBs, but not many. Librarians used to hate them, because they were considered cheap and disposable and sometimes, just too modern. Ha!

      The art in this is so soft and lovely. I do wonder who did it. Mary Blair did the concept art for the film, and of course, she illustrated for Golden, too. (I Can Fly!, etc.)

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  2. I love the old illustrations! They are so sweet and the colors are so vivid! The movie is one of my favorite and I can't help it but love the books too! But I don't have this version. I have a more recent version only.

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    1. We have a more recent one, too. I got this one specifically for the old illustrations. They are so cool! :)

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  3. I had that book when I was little. Oh, so many wonderful memories!

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    1. Oh, wonderful! I don't think I had this one as a kid. I was happy to come across it a year or two ago.

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