Walker plans for Alice in Wonderland's 150th

Walker plans for Alice in Wonderland's 150th

Walker Books will mark the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland next year, with plans including a new book illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith and a licensing agreement with a furniture designer.
 
The new title, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops (6th January, £5, h/b) , is a three-dimensional gift edition with pages that fold out to reveal 10 of the most famous moments in the story, from Alice falling down the rabbit-hole to the Mad-Hatter's tea party. The book was commissioned by the Royal Mail to go with a set of commemorative stamps, made using Baker-Smith’s art, and will be stocked by bookshops in the usual way.
 
Walker will also re-release two of its Alice in Wonderland editions; one illustrated by Anthony Browne and first published in 1988, and a version illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (pictured), which won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1999. The Browne re-release will be published in hardback in March next year, with an r.r.p. of £14.99, and the Oxenbury will be released this December in paperback (r.r.p. £7.99).
 
The publisher has also signed a licensing deal with further designer Mary Gannon, who has designed a range of children’s furniture, inspired by Oxenbury’s illustrations. The furniture range will be handmade in the Cotswolds and will comprise three wardrobes, a storage unit, a writing table, a Mad Hatter hat storage box, a bookshelf and a range of textiles including cushions, bags and wallpaper. Gannon will sell the furniture directly to customers from January 2015 but is also looking for a major retail partner.
 
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll and first published by Macmillan in 1865.
 
Macmillan also has several plans to mark the 150th anniversary, including reissues of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (first published in 1871).