Liisan Seikkailut Ihmemaassa.

[Liisa’s Adventures in Wonderland].

Translated into Finnish by Anni Swan [with verses by Otto Manninen].

Illustrated by Tove Jansson.

Helsinki: Werner Söderström, 1984.


Although Jansson is most famous for the Moomintroll books she wrote and illustrated, her Alice illustrations are equally superb. Jansson’s drawing of the Shark (p. 91) to illustrate the line “And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark,” never as far as we know illustrated before, from the poem “’Tis the Voice of the Lobster” in Chapter XI, is a brilliant touch—accompanied here by a small school of seahorses, which must be Jansson’s invention.


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