Old miser Scrooge doesn’t like Christmas. He’d rather spend his time making more money. But on Christmas Eve, he is visited by four apparitions . . . One of them is his late business partner and only friend, Marley. Marley makes it very clear to Scrooge that if he doesn’t change and become a better person, he will forever suffer in the afterlife. Terrified by the ominous messages from the ghosts, Scrooge is determined to change. But is there time?
Back in print—with a brand-new cover and extra vignettes—this beloved Christmas story by Charles Dickens paired with Zwerger’s inventive and whimsical illustrations make this a treat for collectors and the whole family alike.
-Lisbeth Zwerger is an internationally renowned illustrator, winner of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen award. Her distinctively illustrated books have appeared on many New York Times Best Illustrated Books.
-A classic Christmas title, timed for holiday tables.
-An updated package, with a new cover and interior vignettes.
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A Christmas Carol is, I think, one of Charles Dickens’ most popular stories. So many know the main aspects of the tale but, I imagine there are those who either have never read the original or who have not read it for many years. Now would be a good time to change that! This version of the story is enhanced by its’ absolutely gorgeous and appealing illustrations. They are detailed and have a softness to them that I found that I very much appreciated. The illustrator’s artistry clearly adds to the reader’s experience as the pages turn. Rereading A Christmas Carol has led me to remember that it would make a great Christmas season read aloud with a child. True, some of the vocabulary may need to be explained but there is something to be said for introducing a child to such a well-known and loved story. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own
As a HUGE fan of Christmas, and in particular a fan of ''A Christmas Carol'', I highly, highly, recommend this beautiful new edition. I wish I had a physical copy in my hands too! This is the classic story in fusion with beautiful, watercolour illustrations by Hans Christian Andersen Award recipient Lisbeth Zwerger. Looking through this, I got the impression that she told the tale through her use of colours and techniques. I'm by no means an expert in illustrating, so I won't be able to properly describe what and how it's done, but each illustration helps bring the atmosphere of the characters and situations to life. The way Scrooge is depicted and the colours she uses for him, are in total opposite of what she does for other characters. You can exactly tell which characters are good, kind, lovely, and which are...not so much. Once again, this is the classic story (which I've read so many times, and watched all kinds of renditions of it, even the Muppet Christmas Carol, which is one of my faves.), but in an edition that would stand out proudly on anyone shelf. I will, without a doubt, be going through this one, again, again and again.