I stayed with my aunty when I was doing work experience in London and while I was there I found this Alice in Wonderland/ Through the looking glass book. When I opened it I found that it was my mums and her Grandpa had given it to her on her 7th birthday! I reckon it was printed between 1966 and 1968 so its over 40 years old.
Well I read it and it was crazy and totally different from the Disney film- there's this description in the beginning that says Carroll just made all the stories up on the spot for Alice (his friends daughter) and her sisters and all the poems and reciting in the book are taking the mick out of Victorian schooling and how they would just get children to learn stuff off by heart which wasn't really much use. Personally, I reckon some drugs might have been involved!
Then I saw in the paper a while ago that Tim Burton is remaking the film with Jonny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (a lot of my favourite people) and now I am very, very excited! The pictures look super exciting!