Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future.
Purists may object to this careful abridgement of the holiday classic, aimed at young readers who may not have someone around to read the original out loud. Mayer has retained much of the language of Dickens's work, making sensitive cuts in the text and adding lavish paintings of 19th century England. The charactersmice, rabbits, a reptilian Ghost of Christmas Yet to Comewill draw the youngest pre-Dickensian into the story. The gloomy mood of Scrooge's Christmas Eve gives way to warm, welcoming tints the morning after he is visited by the three Spirits and has learned his lesson. It's a charming alternative to most of the TV adaptations that appear throughout December. (All ages
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A powerful message
There is a lesson in this work, which teaches - never before encountered in another work in the same way - of eschatology with more than a little shade of darkness. Instead, the reader if he can create that sympathy, in truest sense of the word, he shall realise that the theme, which is the most obvious to convey the real theme is not its true one; but man’s awakening, as Scrooge has his from his slumberous past, might be said what underlies it, and moves us closer to that immanent message in all its pages.
It is perhaps Dickens’ finest work and this will be realised if not for an ad captandum reading of the text.
I think A Christmas Carol is a very detailed book.It is boring for children so I can’t give it a 5.
Would recommend this book for people ages 13+❤️💞