A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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A humorous and lively picture book version of Charles Dickens's famous novel, adapted and illustrated by Chris Mould, illustrator of the successful "Hank the Clank".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 218 x 282 x 8mm | 322.05g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations throughout
  • 0192797670
  • 9780192797674

Review Text

This simplified version of the classic is a straightforward piece of work, sticking to the grand elements of the storyline: The miserly Scrooge gets his Christmas Eve comeuppance from Marley and the three ghosts, sees the folly of his parsimonious ways, and becomes a changed man. Great hunks of the original have been left on the cutting room floor, naturally enough, but what is left feels too much like a pastiche: scenic views without the travel in between. Heyer's crisp acrylics are accomplished and often stunning, though there are odd moments when the artwork isn't in step with the text (why aren't Marley's glasses up on his ghostly forehead?) and other times when it simply fails to convey the story's spirit, such as the dance scene with the Ghost of Christmas Past. This retelling will be most successful if it spurs readers on to the original. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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