"Alice in Beeland" published by Evertype
- Evertype would like to announce a new edition of Lillian Elizabeth Roy’s "Alice in Beeland", a book inspired by Lewis Carroll's Wonderland. The book is illustrated by Julia Greene. A page with links to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk is available at http://www.evertype.com/books/beeland.html. Bookstores can order copies at a discount from the publisher.
From the front matter:
Little Alice Wells is exploring her garden when she spies Bombus, a bumblebee, and follows him to overhear him conversing with Madam Zumm and a young bee named Buzz. They give her a special nectar which enables her to enter the Bee world, where she learns much about Bees and their life and society.
Lillian Elizabeth Roy was born Lillian Elizabeth Becker in 1868 and died in 1932. She is best-known for her "Polly Brewster" series of books, published between 1922 and 1930, an interesting series about a strong-headed girl who early on declaims on the rights of women, before heading out on many adventures around the world. Alice in Beeland was published in 1919.
Julia Greene illustrated a number of books beginning in 1917, including a special edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Cut-Out Pictures". Later in her career (1918 through 1932) she illustrated the fourteen volumes of the "Curlytop" series by Howard R. Garis, who was most famous for his "Uncle Wiggily" series.