A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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A beloved holiday classic at its best! With concise text and luminous illustrations, this promises to be the perfect addition to everyone′s Christmas list. For this true, unique picture-book adaptation of the timeless story, who better to bring Scrooge to villainous, blustering life than Brett Helquist-the artist who also gave us the formidable Count Olaf.

 

About Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of England's greatest writers. Best known for his classic serialized novels, such as "Oliver Twist", "A Tale of Two Cities", and "Great Expectations", Dickens wrote about the London he lived in, the conditions of the poor, and the growing tensions between the classes. He achieved critical and popular international success in his lifetime and was honored with burial in Westminster Abbey.
 
Published December 7, 2010 by Balzer + Bray. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The beloved Christmas classic is skillfully adapted for this simplified introduction to the tale, amplified by large-format art from the illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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The New York Times

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If only Ebenezer Scrooge had not, in the excitement of his transformation from miser to humanitarian, diverged from the traditional Christmas goose to surprise Bob Cratchit with a turkey “twice the size of Tiny Tim.” But — alas — he did, and as “A Christmas Carol” approaches its 165th birthday, a...

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Publishers Weekly

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Blake interprets Dickens’s Christmas classic with his characteristically droll ink-and-watercolor illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly

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For many people in the 21st century, Dickens's A Christmas Carol has come to define what "keeping Christmas" should look like.

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BC Books

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While Dickens, even in spite of his attention to the horrors of the world he lived in, has often been accused of sentimentality, I would doubt that anyone would accuse Kumar's illustrations of anything even close.

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BC Books

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Glendale Centre Theatre is now in its 64th year, the longest continually-operating theatre in the United States.

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BC Books

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Just in time for Christmas, Campfire Graphic Novels' version of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol arrived in the mail.

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New York Journal of Books

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Examiner

Seeing a movie adaptation before reading the short story will help the reader to understand the story a little better because some parts of A Christmas Carol are a little difficult to follow.

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Examiner

In this regard, interestingly it is actually Alan Young and Michael Caine whose portrayal—in Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Muppet Christmas Carol, respectively—is nearer to Dickens (Caine dances with the Ghost of Christmas Present before they even make it to the Cratchits’ house).

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The Telegraph

Words even worse than “Bah, humbug!” may have crossed my lips as I fought my way through the West End crowds – swelled by crowds of students dressed up as Father Christmas and swigging copiously from cans of lager – and queued to gain admittance to the Arts Theatre.

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The Telegraph

The Platonic ideal of Christmas — holly-wreathed, turkey-haunted, lit by the plum pudding that is the incandescent pinnacle of an indigestible festive feast — may have its origins in paganism, with decorative tweaks by Prince Albert, but it was Dickens who assembled all the disparate ...

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Christian Science Monitor

"Disney's A Christmas Carol" is, by my count, the 5,093rd movie adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" – or, as I prefer to call it, "Dickens's A Christmas Carol."

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Pajiba

It is a marvelous antidote to the cynicism and commercialization around Christmas and a good reminder to take the time to appreciate your friends and family and to do your part to help others both at Christmas and the whole year through.

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Oregon Live

For those who love the tradition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” but have heard Tiny Tim pipe up with “God bless us, everyone one!” just once too often, Scott Palmer’s splendidly imaginative adaptation of the classic story by Bag & Baggage Productions could be just the thing this holid...

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

Dickens did not quite "invent" Christmas, as it is sometimes claimed, but, ever since A Christmas Carol was published in 1843, Scrooge's Yuletide nightmares and joyful Christmas morning have become as much a part of the popular idea of the season as Christmas trees and endless, maddening renditio...

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Common Sense Media

i love this book very hard to read but still love it very sad but still good maybe A bit to sad or scary for young children.

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Common Sense Media

The Ghost of Christmas Present shows him what Christmas Day is like for those he knows, and for strangers.

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BellaOnline

Caution though: A Christmas Carol carries a PG rating for “scary sequences and images.” It will be best to save A Christmas Carol for a future stocking stuffer treat for young ones who are frightened by that which is frightening.

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BellaOnline

Most of us know the story – if only from one of the many films based on the Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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Journal Sentinel

In its just-released December issue, American Theatre magazine suggests that, for all its popularity in theaters throughout the country, "A Christmas Carol" may be getting tired.

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BlogHer

Have I told you lately how awesome this community is and how much I love all y'all?

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ForeWord Reviews

Dickens pursues the mysterious Mr. Kruge, and Adams purports that it is the tale that follows that leads Dickens to write A Christmas Carol.

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TheaterMania

What makes the show somewhat disappointing is that its writers, Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort, have an impressive pedigree as writers of The Colbert Report.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

On November 17, opening night for the 2013 production of A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater, the show had to be paused just before the Fezziwigs' party: a man in the audience experienced what was feared to be a cardiac arrest, and paramedics came to take him to Hennepin County Medical Center.

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