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Six degrees of Separation – Wonder to Wicked

This wonderful meme is hosted by booksaremyfavouriteandbest,  alice-in-wonderland-4413732_960_720and asks you to take one title, and link through five other titles to see where you end up. Our starting point this month is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll a well-known classic, I wasn’t a fan of this story as a child growing up with the Disney movie, too scary and fantastical for me, but I did read the book for bookclub and learnt to like it a bit better.

 

My favourite Disney movie was Beauty and the Beast and I only had to go through three pages of versions to find my childhood book written by Jan Carr and illustrated by Katy Bratun, which still sits on the bookshelf at my parents house.

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One of the bloggers I follow has also written a version of this tale Beautiful by Fran Laniado. I havn’t read it yet but I sincerely hope to, especially after reading this goodreads review

[This] felt more like a tale than a novel, a tale where we are told what the characters feel and do the way the writer might in an old fashioned fairytale. The result is the reader turns the pages with great anticipation waiting for the storyteller to give us more and she does. No spoilers but there are beasts and there are beauties and it is the readers job to know the difference.

I find myself still reflecting on Alice and Disney and movies and confess I have been known to mistake an Alice costume for a Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum another classic this one probably more well known for its movie starring Judy Garland. d and a

(Image from an article about ‘Netflix scooping up this franchise potential!)

I just discovered from my reliable goodreads that there is a series of Oz books. While I havn’t read any of them I was inspired to read Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1) by Gregory Maguire after seeing the theatrical production. I believe I may even have given the second in this four part series a go but am still none the wiser how such an amazing musical came from such a …..long book :p

https://youtu.be/_wU3Mw_0rt8

Sorry not sure to add a video to my post!

 

Loved this journey from Alice in Wonderland to the Wicked Witches from Oz.

Happy Reading 🙂

 

 

7 thoughts on “Six degrees of Separation – Wonder to Wicked

  1. I wasn’t too enthusiastic about Alice either so I’m glad to know I wasn’t alone! Fun chain! Re the video – while it’s playing on youtube, right-click on it. Then left-click on Copy Embed Code in the little menu that will come up. Then right-cick in your post where you want it to appear and left-click on Paste, and there you go! It should automatically come up. You can faff about resizing it it if you like, but personally I don’t bother. 😀

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