The story of "Alice in Wonderland" began when the Reverend Charles Dodgson and his friend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat up the River Thames with the three Liddell sisters: Lorina (aged 13), Alice (aged 10), and Edith (aged 8). To while away the time during the eight-kilometer journey, Dodgson told the girls a story that, not so coincidentally, featured a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The three girls loved it, and Alice Liddell asked Dodgson to write it down for her. He eventually did so and gave Alice the first manuscript of what he called "Alice's Adventures Under Ground". Later, he printed a more elaborate copy by hand, illustrated it, and presented it to Alice as a Christmas present.
This week, the audio book version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has made it into the top 50 bestsellers in the Children category. You can legally download or stream this audio book and listen to it for free at Spotify, Deezer, and in high quality at Audible.