Grades 3 - 7
Grade level Equivalent: 7.5
Lexile® Measure: 1010L
Guided Reading: X
- Courage, Bravery, Heroism
- Creativity and Imagination
- Magic and Supernatural
- Understanding Self and Others
- Princes and Princesses
About This Book
Frank Beddor takes readers back to Wonderland to set the record straight. The first book in an action-packed, darkly imaginative fantasy trilogy, The Looking Glass Wars, takes the original Alice in Wonderland story and turns it on its head. Join Alyss Heart as she attempts to lead Wonderland into its next golden age of imagination.
The Myth: Alice was an ordinary girl who stepped through the looking glass and entered a fairy-tale world invented by Lewis Carroll in his famous storybook.
The Truth: Wonderland is real. Alyss Heart is the heir to the throne, until her murderous aunt Redd steals the crown and kills Alyssa parents.
To escape Redd, Alyss and her bodyguard, Hatter Madigan, must flee to our world through the Pool of Tears. But in the pool Alyss and Hatter are separated. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Yet he gets the story all wrong. Hatter Madigan knows the truth only too well, and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.