"A stellar—indeed, archival—addition to any library." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
BUENA VISTA, Colo., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The new iBook Alicewinks— which brings classic illustrations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to life for digital audiences —was today awarded The Kirkus Star. Reserved for books of "exceptional merit," The Kirkus Star is considered the highest book review honor.
"This sumptuous iBook presents a straightforward telling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, accompanied by artwork that will send readers down the rabbit hole of delight… The nice, rich rumble of the narrator is counterpointed with voices of a young girl and strange creatures, all well-characterized." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Alicewinks pairs Lewis Carroll's unabridged text with 193 original illustrations by twelve early 20th century artists, all brought together for tablets in animated, portrait-oriented video.
David Neal, President of Walrus & Carpenter Productions, the creator of Alicewinks, assembled a diverse group of talent, including 19 voices, three animators, a music keyboardist, a subtitle expert, and a master sound mixer, to create an immersive multimedia experience. "We were privileged to be able to put together such a fantastic team to produce this extraordinary piece," said Neal. "It's an honor to be recognized by Kirkus, and we sincerely hope that Alice fans both new and old enjoy it."
Since its founding in 1933, Kirkus has been renowned as the publishing industry's toughest and most admired book critic. Today, Kirkus reviews more than 10,000 books per year, of which only 10% are awarded its highest honor, the starred review.
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ABOUT Walrus & Carpenter Productions LLC
Formed in January 2012, Walrus & Carpenter produces video-based products designed for tablet computers. Their first product is known affectionately as "Alicewinks – 19th century fantasy, 20th century imagery, 21st century technology." Review copies are available on request. Search for "Alicewinks."