Want List: Alice in tumblr-land

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Alice in Tumblrland
Want List is my version of Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Alice in tumblr-Land:
Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America What happens when Peter Pan finally has to get a job? Or Rapunzel gets a buzz cut? When The Ugly Duckling discovers Instagram filters, can she give herself a makeover? What if Goldilocks went gluten-free? Or if Jack and Jill ran up their iPhone bill? Or Snow White had seven Facebook stalkers?
Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there’s Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to “happily ever after”—and have us laughing all the way.
 Alice in tumblr-Land  is a collection of Tim Manley's cartoons based off of his popular blog, Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, where classic fairy tale characters grow up in the 21st century with lots of problems. 

Here's an example from his blog: 

Chicken Little feared the sky was falling. She also feared that when people “liked" a photo she posted, they didn’t really like it. 
Alice in tumblr-Land seems to be hilarious and full of laughs. Looking forward to its release!

Alice in tumblr-Land comes out on October 29th, 2013 and is published by Penguin Books. 

Photo sources:(castle), (chicken little), (tech)


  1. I've never heard of Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, but I can tell you what I'll pry be looking at now for the next half hour... Thanks ;)

  2. Hahaha, neither have I actually, until I looked at the Penguin Books catalog. Wasted a good chunk of my day on Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, lol. But hey, laughter is good for you, right? :)

  3. Rebecca @ The Library CanaryJuly 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Omg I love fairy tales and have never heard of this. Going to get lost on Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings.

    My WoW

  4. Oh wow. This. Sounds. EPIC. Thanks for putting it on my radar! I can't wait :)

    Stop by my WoW

  5. Whoa this book sounds SO COOL! I'm so glad you did a post about it because otherwise I'd probably never hear about it. Totally heading over to Goodreads to add it to my TBR list! :D

  6. This book was written by my 9th grade humanities teacher and he is probably one of the greatest men I will ever meet. Go buy it. You will not regret it at all.

  7. Hahaha, that's cool! Small world, I guess.


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