"Is this Wonderland?" The Tin Woodman asked.

"Doesn't look very wondrous to me," Peter said, and crossed his arms. "In fact, it looks just like the English countryside."

"That's because it is the English countryside," Alex said."[1]

England, a country that is part of the United Kingdom, is featured in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It is the place where Alice and her family live, and from where she follows the White Rabbit, enters the rabbit hole and visits Wonderland.

It is described as 'picturesque', with rolling green hills, trees and a quiet river. It is the beginning of autumn.

Alex, Conner, the Tin Woodman, Peter Pan, Mother Goose, and Lester travel into the story in Beyond the Kingdoms in order to stop the Masked Man. They arrive in the English countryside before Alice enters the rabbit hole. Alice has seen the Jolly Roger fly into the story through a portal, but her older sister won't believe her.

As they argue, Alex and Conner follow the White Rabbit instead and find the entrance to Wonderland. (The Jolly Roger is actually still there: they pass it on the way to the rabbit hole. It lies deserted in a valley.[2])

When they enter through the rabbit hole, Mother Goose uses her magic to speed things up and propel them through the tunnel, blocking the entry to the rabbit hole with book cases and debris; even if Alice were to get curious, she would be unable to follow.


  1. TLOS IV, ch 19, p. 246
  2. TLOS IV, ch 19, p. 247