It is one of literature's greatest paradoxes that Alice in Wonderland
, a book whose original illustrator, John Tenniel, complemented the text with such divine perfection, has since become perhaps the most widely illustrated novel in existence. Join us when Mark Burstein, president of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, explores the kaleidoscope of artistic interpretations of Alice in Wonderland
from the 1860s to the present, in cultures around the globe. A book sale by Readers Books follows the discussion. Related exhibit: Draw Me a Story: a Century of Children's Book Illustrations
, Main Library, Skylight Gallery, now through December 2.