'Alice in Wonderland' was created by Lewis Carroll. He wasn't a writter initially. Infact, he was a maths tutor at 'Christ Church, Oxford'.

Carroll became friends with the new Dean of the college and his family. Lewis Carroll first told Alice, Lorina and Edith Liddell the story of 'Alice' on a trip that they all took to the river on the 4th of July in 1862.

However, the sisters enjoyed the story so much that Alice Liddell asked Lewis Carroll to write the story down for them.

On the 26th of November 1864, Lewis Carroll gifted Alice with the manuscripts with a title of 'A Christmas Gift to a Dear Child in Memory of a Summer's Day'. He wrote the story in sepia-coloured ink and included a coloured title page and 37 pen and ink illustrations.

However, Lewis Carroll wasn't pleased with his illustration of Alice so instead he pasted a picture of Alice over the illustration.

Lewis Carroll had no intentions of publishing the story. However, many of his friends pushed him to publish it so that everyone could enjoy the story. Once he decided he would puslish the story, he made some changes.

The original story was 15,500 words and he decicded to expand it to 27,500 words. He also removed some the specific family references such as the amusement of the Liddell children and created new characters. There were two new characters that stoood out, 'Cheshire Cat' and the 'Mad Hatter's Tea Paty'.

The story was then sucessfully published with the new title of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' in 1865.