Vincent van Gogh meets Alice in Wonderland—literally.
C.E. White’s Vincent in Wonderland is a middle-grade fantasy reimagining of Alice in Wonderland. We follow an eleven-year-old Vincent van Gogh through a burrow into Sian. There he encounters the white rabbit who introduces him to Alice. With their special abilities awakening, Vincent and Alice learn they have been brought to the newly created Sian to use their gifts to defeat the Jabberwock.
A delightful tale, Vincent in Wonderland sweeps the reader away into a world awash with vibrant color. Stunning imagery and inspiring words breathe fresh life into an adventure that includes a few familiar faces.
While the beginning pace was a little slower than I expected for a modern tale, it is quiet reminiscent of the original classic in that respect—moving along in a dream-like state. The excitement increases as the final battle scenes approach, culminating to an end ripe with heartfelt intensity and meaning.
It’s a tale fans of the original classic are sure to love. And each chapter offers a Vincent van Gogh.
Vincent in Wonderland is available on Amazon.
Characters encounter death. Two battle scenes with the Jabberwock. Nothing graphic.
Four instances of stupid, one instance of idiot, and one instance of imbecile.
Sensitive Topics (low)
Death and grief. Suitable for intended audience.
About Vincent in Wonderland
A prequel to The Worlds Next Door.
11-year-old Vincent van Gogh discovers a curious new world through a tunnel on the moor. A mysterious white rabbit introduces Vincent to Alice, and their quest begins—defeat the dreaded Jabberwock before it consumes all of Wonderland.
A slithy tove, an ill-tempered caterpillar, and the Cheshire cat meet them along the path as their adventures take them through fields dancing with flowers, tangled forests, and looking-glass pools.
But all is not what it seems in Wonderland, and Vincent may not have— and may not want— what it takes to succeed. Destroying the Jabberwock may cost more than he’s willing to give.
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About C.E. White
C.E White is an author and collage artist living in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband and two cats. She loves whimsy, fairy gardens, and the Oxford comma. She also delights in rainy days spent on her porch with long books and large cups of coffee. Vincent in Wonderland is the prequel to her first book, The Worlds Next Door.
“One of the most impactful things I’ve learned from reading other-world stories is contentment. So many of my favorite characters had to travel to other worlds to find that what they wanted most was right in front of them. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis taught me about faith and perseverance and forgiveness. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which I remember reading in one sitting as a child, taught me about hope and resilience and friendship. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie taught me that we all have to grow up, and that maybe that’s not a bad thing. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeliene L’Engle taught me to be OK with not fitting in. I don’t think I ever read a story that made me a worse person.” – C.E. White