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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol Synopsis

'Bah! Humbug!' Mr Scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, miserable old man. Nobody stops him in the street to say a cheery hello; nobody would dare ask him for a favour. And I hope you'd never be so foolish as to wish him a 'Merry Christmas'! Scrooge doesn't believe in Christmas, charity, kindness - or ghosts. But one cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unusual visitors who show him just how very mistaken he's been... BACKSTORY: Learn all about how the author Charles Dickens invented Christmas!

The Good Book Guide Review

At last, an illustrated (by Michael Foreman) Christmas Carol that preserves absolutely the flavour of 1843 yet benefits from the modern techniques of colour and black and white printing. ‘May it haunt your house pleasantly’ was Dickens’ wish for his story. It surely will.

A Christmas Carol Press Reviews

It has it all: a spooky ghost story, a heartwarming redemption and a great plot with a satisfyingly ending * The Times * A story which, perhaps more than any other, sums up the spirit of the British Christmas * Sunday Telegraph * A little masterpiece...irresistible * Sunday Express * Marley's ghostly face on the knocker of Scrooge's door still gives me the shivers -- Michael Morpurgo * Independent * So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics! * National Association for the Teaching of English *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099573753
Publication date: 3rd September 2012
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Vintage Children's Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was a brilliant and prolific writer, probably the most famous nineteenth century English novelist. He was very successful during his lifetime and his books have never been out of print. The exciting plots and fantastic characters in his books have meant they have all been adapted (in some cases, many times over) for television or the big screen. Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Portsmouth. He was one of eight children, and at first his family enjoyed a happy life in the countryside of Kent. But Dickens' father was not very good at managing his money, and ...

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