People kept asking Maggie Taylor whether she had ever considered creating an Alice in Wonderland series. They felt that her style was particularly suited to that whimsical, preconscious Victorian style. So in 2006, Taylor embarked on a 2-year project to illustrate the classic 1865 book.
The result was called Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Illustrated by Maggie Taylor, and was published by Modernbook Gallery. It illustrates many of the scenes from the book, including three that we have included here.
The top photo, A Curious Feeling, occurs at the beginning of the book, after Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole and finds a bottle with a paper label around the neck that says, “Drink me.” When she does, Alice shrinks down to a size of only ten inches.
The middle photo, Birds of a Feather, occurs in the middle of the book, when the Queen of Hearts arrives and demands that everyone play a game of croquet, using flamingos as mallets.
The bottom photo, The Herald, occurs toward the end, when Alice is brought before the king in a courtroom and tried for various crimes, while the white rabbit takes an official role as herald.