The Handsome New Edition of the Classic Christmas Story with Brand-New Illustrations!
Follow along with stingy Ebenezer Scrooge as he encounters the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in this handsome new edition of the classic A Christmas Carol! Charles Dickens’s original novel is now accompanied by brand-new illustrations from artist Ángel Domínguez. Your child will be enthralled by beautiful, full-color pictures featuring animals as the famous Scrooge, Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and more.
Begin a new Christmas tradition as you and your child dive into Victorian London in this stunning new edition of A Christmas Carol.
Few of the many interpretations of Dickens's holiday parable can match this handsome edition for atmosphere, mood and sheer elegance. Innocenti's full-page watercolors are striking, full-bodied evocations of 19th-century London, particularly the life and vigor of the city's streets: merchants sell their wares, urchins tumble and play, the gentry ride in their carriages, and the destitute huddle in doorways and keep warm at makeshift stoves. At the same time, the paintings' realism, dramatic intensity, occasional luminosity and almost microscopic observation of detail strongly recall the exquisite art of the Italian Renaissance. Their stateliness is carried through in the book's design: each page of text is boxed with fine sepia rules, overlaid with a delicate, gradually fading wash, and topped by a single, modest ornament. The effect suggests an old manuscript or parchment--one that, every so often, opens a splendid pictorial window on the world of this classic narrative. For all its elegance, however, this is a somber and unsentimental view of Dickens's world. The beautiful and the sordid, the good and the malevolent, are never far apart--a concept that is powerfully suggested through the frequent use of high, oddly angled perspectives, as if readers, along with Scrooge and the spirits, are privy to telling glimpses of life skimmed from above. All ages.