Middle-Grade Review: The Lost Wonderland Diaries #1 The Lost Wonderland Diaries by J. Scott Savage

Posted August 31, 2022 by jrsbookr in Fantasy, Middle grade / 0 Comments

by J. Scott Savage
Middle-Grade Review: The Lost Wonderland Diaries #1 The Lost Wonderland Diaries by J. Scott SavageThe Lost Wonderland Diaries Series: The Lost Wonderland Diaries #1
Published by Shadow Mountain on August 31, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 352
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Something monstrous has been found in the magic world of Wonderland and it wants to get out.

Lewis Carroll created a curious and fantastical world in his classic book Alice in Wonderland, but he secretly recorded the true story of his actual travels to Wonderland in four journals which have been lost to the world...until now.

Celia and Tyrus discover the legendary Lost Diaries of Wonderland and fall into a portal that pulls them into the same fantasy world as the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter. However, Wonderland has vastly changed. A darkness has settled over the land, and some creatures and characters that Tyrus remembers from the book have been transformed into angry monsters.

Celia and Tyrus make their way through this unpredictable and dangerous land, helped by familiar friends including the Cheshire Cat and a new character, Sylvan, a young rabbit. Together, they desperately work to solve puzzles and riddles, looking for a way out of Wonderland. But the danger increases when the Queen of Hearts begins hunting them. Believing the two young visitors hold the key to opening multiple portals to multiple worlds, she will stop at nothing to capture them.

It's up to Celia and Tyrus to save Wonderland and the real world. It's a race against time before they are trapped in Wonderland forever.


The Lost Wonderland Diaries is a story about two young people who have just moved to a new town. One is the daughter of a librarian; Celia has dyslexia which makes her loathe reading; she meets tyrus, who loves books. However, the two of them discover that by working together, they can solve riddles and puzzles in Wonderland, showing that reading comprehension is much more than understanding the plot of a story.
One of my favorite quotes from the story “Chesire grinned; it was the two of you, working together. Logic and imagination combined will always be greater than either one alone, And change is the strongest when created together. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, which we struggle with, but when we allow others to help and share, we learn much more.
If you are a fan of books that include puzzles and riddles and are based on famous books with a twist, the lost wonderland diaries may be the tale for you.


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About J. Scott Savage

J. Scott Savage is the author of 19 novels including the Mysteries of Cove series, the Farworld series, and the Case File 13 series, and the Lost Wonderland Diaries.

He has been writing books for over twenty years. His books have received various recognitions including Junior Library Selection, Starred reviews from PW and Kirkus, Amazon Book of the Month,
Barnes and Noble Select book, and several state award nominations.

He has visited over 2500 schools, dozens of writers conferences, and taught many writing classes. He has four children and seven grandchildren. He lives with his wife Jennifer in a windy valley of the Rocky Mountains.