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A Christmas Carol

Dickens, Charles (Book - 1993)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Christmas Carol
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A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
Authors: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Title: A Christmas carol
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1993.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 43 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Contents: Illustrated by Patrick Benson.
Summary: A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
Local Note: 18 53 66 118 172 203
Abridged by Vivian French
Additional Contributors: Benson, Patrick
French, Vivian
ISBN: 9781564022042
1564022048
Statement of Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; abridged by Vivian French ; illustrated by Patrick Benson
Subject Headings: England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction. Ghosts Fiction Christmas Fiction England Social life and customs 19th century Juvenile fiction. Scrooge, Ebenezer (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Ghost stories.
Christmas stories.
Topical Term: Ghosts
Christmas
Scrooge, Ebenezer (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 92054577
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Jul 09, 2014
  • Grace_Enitan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book opened my eyes to a whole different side and meaning of Christmas. I used to think that Christmas was just another time of the year when annoying family members came over because they had nothing else to do. But once I got past the 4th chapter, it was 'love at first sight'. Now, I understand that what you did in the past really has a big impact on your future. This book is a 'must read'.

Jan 28, 2014
  • JackieFC13 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I think I like the general story more than I enjoyed the book. The language tripped me up and had a difficult time keeping me interested. It might because I've heard the story so many times but its still an amazing story! So story = 5 stars, Book = 3 Stars

Dec 17, 2012
  • alangone rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Seen every version of the movie possible, but i had never read the book before-- i loved it. Rich in detail and language and setting-- I now have some idea what it felt like to be in one of those crooked streets in London in 1843-- the smells and the dirt and soot and the closeness-- to put a hand out the window and almost touch the dirty window next door...The special foods and the games and the feel of it. i loved it and i am amazed at how true so many of the movies remained to the book. Dickens at his best, i think-- full of imagery and descriptive language and good and evil and redemption...at less than 200 pages. The illustrations by P.J. Lynch help convey the mid 19th century feel. Brilliant.

its 4 ghosts not 3.
Marly is a ghost to!

Mar 16, 2012
  • danielestes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I first read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in my 7th grade English class. The story remains as lyrical now as I first discovered then. I cannot imagine Christmas or literature without it. The tone is nearly perfect watching Ebenezer Scrooge transform from a cold, old miser into a human being desiring another chance to give back to the world.

To fully appreciate the language, I recommend listening to it or reading the story aloud.

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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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