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>Chelsey reviews the new Alice in Wonderland.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Lyle Blake Smythers says:

    >Thanks for the perceptive and interesting review. It is the second online review I have seen today, and they both use the term "prophesize," which of course is not a real word. It makes me wonder if the movie itself uses the word and if these reviewers are picking the neologism up from studio promotional materials.
    While I'm being a cranky old word coot, I might exhort your reviewer to look up "usurp," the meaning of which she does not appear to grasp accurately.
    Otherwise, well done. I find it possible to swallow great liberties taken with great works when I know about such deviations in advance.

  2. >Amen re: "prophesized," the nonsense use of usurp, and knowing in advance of a film's deviation from the story.

    The cinematic deviation from Where the Wild Things Are, however, was hard to swallow.


  3. Anonymous says:

    >Burton's take on Alice will be no surprise to anyone who saw his Sleepy Hollow. For better and worse, here is a guy who likes to put his source material through the grinder, not who wants to do right by Washington, Carroll, Tenniel, or anyone else.

  4. Uma Krishnaswami says:

    >Deposed, that's the word. It was driving me crazy. Interesting review, though.

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