What if Alice wasn’t alone when she fell down that rabbit hole? C. E. White portrays a unique historical crossover in Vincent in Wonderland. This whimsical retelling pairs 11-year-old artist Vincent van Gogh with Lewis Carroll’s original Alice Liddell, when both youngsters are called to a magical realm to use their gifts, exploring purpose in life, self-sacrifice, and stewardship of talents. With descriptions evoking van Gogh’s artwork and the unique animals of Carroll’s imagination, White paints a vivid picture of this quest to destroy the Jabberwock and save this world.
Best for: Middle-grade fans of portal fantasy and Alice in Wonderland.
Discern: Brief scenes of childhood bullies and violence against animals, vague discussions of depression and mental health.