Charles Dickens and Friends by Marcia Williams
Five Lively Retellings by Marcia Williams

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With trademark liveliness and wit, the creator of BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! moves into Victorian territory-presenting five retellings of classic Dickens that are sure to lure the most reluctant reader.

What the Dickens? GREAT EXPECTATIONS, OLIVER TWIST, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, DAVID COPPERFIELD, and A TALE OF TWO CITIES - five literary classics take on a new life in these wonderfully accessible retellings by Marcia Williams. A welcoming introduction to Dickens’s work, this completely kid-friendly collection offers a simple narrative retelling of each tale, along with amusing scene-to-scene drawings of well-known Dickensian characters and bits of dialogue excerpted from the original texts.
 

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Marcia Williams has retold many classics for children, including GREEK MYTHS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY, TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE, and BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Of this book she says, "When I was at school, I had one teacher who was extremely fierce and angry. I was very frightened of her, except when she read the stories of Charles Dickens aloud. Through her, all his characters lived and I was transported to their Victorian world. I hope that readers will also enter the wonderful world of Charles Dickens through this book.
 
Published October 7, 2002 by Walker Books Ltd. 48 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With small, teeming cartoon scenes so boisterous that they frequently burst their borders, Williams (Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!, 2000, etc.) catapults readers headlong through five of Dickens’s best-known melodramas, introducing an array of curly-haired naifs, roundly vivacious young women, ...

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