If you enjoyed Lewis Carroll’s books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there, this is the book for you! Finally, there is a third story in the Alice series – written in Carroll’s familiar style, but packed with a great number of completely new puns, poems, and satire!
This time, Alice explores an under-water world, in which she meets new characters who again make her wonder about their strange logic and behaviour.
The story can be enjoyed by everyone, even those who have never read Carroll’s tales. However, the more familiar you are with them, the more references you will recognise in this exceptionally clever story…
“Lenny has masterfully managed to revive Carroll in all aspects of form and content of the two ‘predecessors’, and that is unbelievably, extremely clever: ‘In this style 10/6’!”
– F. Koksma, Dutch Lewis Carroll Society
“Ms. de Rooy captured the essence of Alice and her adventures beautifully. This tale contained all of the magic that was included in the original Alice books. I especially loved the subtle modern twists the author added in her references to public figures, songs, and more. She struck the perfect balance between copying the original tone of this series and including things that would appeal to the sensibilities of twenty-first century readers. […] Alice’s Adventures Under Water was an incredible adventure I’d recommend to kids and adults alike.”
– Long and Short Reviews; 5 star rating
“I have rarely (if ever) read anything that so closely hews to Lewis Carroll’s style as this book. This continuation of the adventures of Alice is playful, vibrant, and very committed to its setting, bringing a life and a joy that is uncommon when building on a deceased and world-renowned author’s work.”
– R. Owens, Lewis Carroll Society of North America
“It takes courage to attempt a sequel to a popular book but De Rooy’s work could have come from Carroll himself. The poetry is strategically placed and whimsical, scenes are outrageous and fabulous, and the writing is perfectly balanced. […] This book is as perfect for bedtime stories as it is for curling up with a cup of tea after a long day at work.”
– S. Bhamjee, Readers’ Favorite; 4 star rating
“Alice’s Adventures under Water is a timeless piece that will be read and studied for years to come. […] Although a debut novel for Lenny de Rooy, it reads like it was written by a seasoned author, perhaps even in consultation with Carroll himself.”
– B. Allen, British Lewis Carroll Society