A cruel and bitter old miser is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve to help him reflect on his past, present, and future in one of the most widely read and frequently adapted holiday classics.
Helquist's vision of the classic story depicts a hawkish Scrooge (who's a cadaverous shade of green) against a backdrop of bustling Victorian streets, with pleasing touches of detail, humor and a few frightful strokes. When the clock strikes one, announcing the arrival of the first ghost, the moon hangs in an unholy green sky, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come stands in a tattered cloak, surrounded by eddying mists (but also draped with strings of Christmas lights). The eye-catching art makes a strong pairing to the accessible abridgment of Dickens's text. Ages 5 up.
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This book/story is a classic, that many other books and movies imitate, and you can see why - it is worth reading. Sadly it is difficult to understand at times, which makes it harder to enjoy as a family with younger children.
A Classic Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol is one of the most acclaimed and well known works of the social commentator Charles Dickens. His criticism of the social norms of the Victorian era is well thought out and integrated with the air of munificence associated with Christmas time. It is one of the easier reads of Charles Dickens. It is a classic story that almost anyone can pick up and enjoy.
It's a very good and touching story.
It is now one of my favorites!