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Fall Down The Rabbit Hole
As Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary, the world is preparing to fill their tea cups, prep the jam (NOT MUSTARD) and follow the white rabbit to Wonderland to commemorate this magical story.
Dreamt up back in the summer of 1862, July 4th to be exact, the tales of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the even madder Queen of Hearts and a pipe weilding Caterpillar have enchanted children and adults alike, for over one hundred and fift years.
To mark this incredible feat, events are taking place around the globe! However, to narrow our search, we have selected a handful of incredible events in and around London that are not to be missed!
30 April 1952
Anne Frank's diary is translated to English for release in the UK
With over 25 million copies sold and being cemented as one of the greatest books of the century, The Diary of Anne Frank offered an incredible insight into one girls experience of the Holocaust.
6th March 2014
Celebrate World Book Day with these classic books for kids!
WORLD BOOK DAY is the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world.
This year they have given every child in full-time education in the UK and Ireland a book token so they can visit a bookshop and choose a BOOK for themselves. Last year over 1.2 million World Book Day book tokens were redeemed! So make sure you get your £1 book this week!
Top 10 Children's Classics
While you're in your local book shop or library, why not look for some of these classics from our Top 10 list that you won't want your children to miss out on.
29th January 1845
Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more."
Born January 19th 1809, American writer, critic and editor Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his tales and poems of mystery and horror.
23rd December 1823
A Visit from St. Nicholas is published anonymously.
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there..."
17th December 1945
Tracy Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson is born.
Born in Bath in 1945, Jacqueline Wilson is a hugely popular author known for writing children's novels.
She spent her childhood and student life in Surrey and became a journalist when she was jsut a teenager - writing for Jackie teenage magazine, which was named after her.
16th December 1901
Beatrix Potter publishes The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Peter Rabbit is one of Beatrix Potter’s best known characters and children the world over are familiar with this classic tale of naughty Peter’s escape from Mr. McGregor’s garden.
25th November 1952
Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opens in London.
Last year The Mousetrap celebrated its 60th anniversary and marked its 25,000th performance with a star-studded one off performance featuring Hugh Bonneville, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters and Miranda Hart.
20th November 2013
The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre – Opening Night!
Tonight is the opening night of the beloved story The Gruffalo at London’s Lyric Theatre.
Written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the story has been adapted for the stage by Kenny Wax & Nick Brooke of KW & NB Ltd who are well established in bringing children’s theatre to the West End and UK tours.
11th November 1843
The Ugly Duckling is published.
170 years ago Dutch poet and author Hans Christian Andersen published the heart warming fairy tale, ‘The Ugly Duckling’.