This time the Cheshire Cat vanished quite slowly. First its body went, then its legs. Then all of it vanished, and there was only its smile. 'There are a lot of cats without a smile, but a smile without a cat! Now that's very strange!' thought Alice.
One hot summer day, Alice and her sister are sitting under a tree. Alice sees a white rabbit and runs after it. The rabbit goes down a rabbit-hole and Alice follows it. Down the rabbit-hole, everything is different. Alice is in 'Wonderland'. Her size changes all the time. Caterpillars can talk and rabbits have watches. The Queen wants to cut off everybody's head. When the Queen sees the Cheshire Cat, she wants to cut of the Cat's head too. But there's a problem. The Cheshire Cat hasn't got a body ... What strange things happen to Alice in Wonderland? And how will she get back home again?
Charles Dodgson was born in 1838. He went to Oxford University and then he was a teacher there. He was a quiet man and did not talk to people easily. He wrote Alice in Wonderland in 1865. For him it was not an important book, so he did not use his name for the book. He used the name Lewis Carroll. But the book sold very well and it was quickly very famous. At that time, children's books always tried to teach something. Lewis Carroll did not try to teach anything. He only wanted to tell a wonderful story.
Graded Reader Level 2 - Elementary (600 Headwords). Total words in book: 7,693.
Book is a good quality scan of the 2008 edition, complete with an introduction, extra activities and a wordlist. With beautiful full colour pictures.
Audio is good quality mp3 and follows the text of the book, in British English pronunciation.