A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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4.07 (768,402 ratings by Goodreads)

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The celebrated P.J. Lynch captures the spirit of Dickens's beloved tale in a richly illustrated unabridged edition.

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge's own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the horrifying spectres of Want and Ignorance, even Scrooge's painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge's heart be opened? Can he reverse the miserable future he is forced to see? An unabridged edition gloriously illustrated by the award-winning P.J. Lynch, this story's message of love and goodwill, mercy and self-redemption resonates as keenly as ever.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 198 x 236 x 22mm | 731g
  • Cambrudge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 4-COLOR
  • 0763631205
  • 9780763631208
  • 54,957

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian age. His work, which includes such enduring classics as David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations, has enthralled readers for generations. A Christmas Carol was an immediate success when first published on December 17, 1843, and has remained continuously in print ever since.

P.J. Lynch is one of the most talented and revered illustrators working today. He has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Irish Bisto Award twice, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice -- in 1995 for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and again in 1998 for When Jessie Came Across the Sea. P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin, Ireland.
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768,402 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (262,602)
3 19% (149,092)
2 4% (34,445)
1 2% (11,822)

Our customer reviews

Once again I find it a bit daunting to write a review of what is arguably one of the most well-known classic stories. I, like most people I know, grew up with Scrooge (although the form has changed). From Donald Duck to Jim Carrey, I've listened to the story of the grumpy, old, miserly man and his miraculous change of heart on one fateful Christmas Eve. My aunt actually ordered A Christmas Carol for her kindle and I saw the email and thought - oh, that would make a great read-along book for December. Perfect season, I've never read it.. but oh.. it's DICKENS. I don't know about you, but just the name Dickens is enough to strike fear deep into my heart. I struggled so much with A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield back in the day that, although interested to see how the book was, I approached this story with not a little bit of trepidation. It also helped to know it was short. I'll admit it. For those of you who haven't read the book, let me just say - put aside everything you know about Dickens from his other works and give this one a shot. It's remarkably easy to understand and, although he can go on, due to the shortness of the book as a whole, the descriptions don't get too much out of hand. There were quite a few things in the book that surprised me - details that really rounded out the story much more than the movies ever have. I regret that I've let all these years go by without establishing the reading of this story as atradition for myself, but it is something I intend to change in the upcoming years.show more
by Lydia Presley
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