||The first in a trilogy, this startling, fast-paced fantasy adventure transforms Lewis Carroll's heroine, Alice, into Princess Alyss Heart, a feisty little girl in exile from her beloved Wonderland. When her evil Aunt Redd steals the throne from Alyss's mother, and transforms the beautiful, White Imagination-fueled world into a tense, watchful society filled with nasty Black Imagination, war breaks out, and the girl finds refuge in another world by jumping into the Pool of Tears. Will Alyss ever be able to go home, or will she be forever doomed to the strict English society she's confined to? Filled with inventive creatures, rebels, and valiant fighters, this middle-grade novel is sure to please fantasy fans.
||Oxford England. July 1863.||Everyone thought she had made it up, and she had tolerated more taunting and teasing from other children, more lectures and punishments from grown-ups, than any eleven-year-old should have to bear. But now, after four years, it had arrived: her last, best chance to prove to them all that she had been telling the truth. A college scholar had thought enough of her history to write it up as a book.