Today we celebrate the birthday of Lewis Carol, famed author and poet of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Voice of the Lobster (not the famous Ghost Lobster!) and many, many more!

Here are some interesting facts about the imaginative and brilliant author…

He had seven sisters (Frances, Elizabeth, Caroline, Mary, Margaret, Louisa, and Henrietta) and three brothers (Skeffington, Wilfred, and Edwin).

As a teenager edited his own magazines.

He was a professional mathematician.

Carol was educated at home by his parents.

He published his first book of poems, Phantasmagoria, in 1869.

 

 

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