J. Scott Savage
The Lost Wonderland Diaries: Secrets of the Looking Glassby: J. Scott Savage
When the Bandersnatch steals one of Lewis Carroll’s lost diaries, Celia and Tyrus try to get it back, only to tumble through a magic mirror into the Looking-Glass World, a place where everything—themselves included—is divided in two. Celia’s logic and Tyrus’s imagination now belong to their mirror images, Lia and Ty.
Left without their greatest problem-solving skills, Celia and Tyrus must rely on each other as they play a massive game of chess to try to catch their mirror images. Along the way, they engage in a rhyming battle with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, seek advice from Humpty and Dumpty, and learn how to believe in the impossible from the White Queen, who remembers the future as if it were the past.
As the final battle draws near, Celia and Tyrus form an uneasy alliance with Lia and Ty to find the legendary vorpal sword—the only weapon powerful enough to stop the war. If they fail, not only will two kingdoms be destroyed, but Celia and Tyrus might never regain their stolen talents and could be trapped in the Looking-Glass World forever.
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: September 13, 2022
Page Count: 368
“Savage packs this loving homage to Carroll’s work with riddles, puns, ciphers, and more, challenging his intrepid heroes at every turn, even as they learn to combine their strengths to overcome their weaknesses. Playing with typography to further embrace its source material’s gleeful absurdity, this adventure captures the Wonderland spirit while updating it for a new era.”—Publishers Weekly
"This novel succeeds at highlighting the ways in which different talents and interests are beneficial, and how well differences can complement each other...Unique.” —School Library Journal
“A whimsical adventure packed with clever puzzles and plenty of heart. Whether you’re already a fan of Wonderland, or new to Lewis Carroll’s world, you’ll be so glad you fell down this rabbit hole!”—Shannon Messenger, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Both an action-adventure and a wonderful exploration of Wonderland, and written with such sensitivity toward both the new main characters and the original characters!”—Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author