A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

eBook - 2010
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A mis0er learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
Publisher: Irvine : Saddleback Educational Pub., 2010.
ISBN: 9781602918078
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 downloadable ebook.
Additional Contributors: Hutchinson, Emily


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Dec 12, 2018

Being a print shop worker in my young adulthood, but not being a serious student of English literature, I was fascinated by the foreword and introduction. Did not know about Dickens's social activism, nor the speed with which he wrote the story. My only familiarity with Christmas Carol was with the Mr. Magoo cartoon version which, don't get me wrong, carries a message and is very enjoyable. Reading this book took the story to a new level for me. I followed up with watching the 1951 movie starring Alistair Sim. A wonderful mini-immersion in this story.

Dec 04, 2018

Charles Dickens - `A Christmas Carol, ` illustrated by P. J. Lynch was a very quick and enjoyable read. This has to among the best of the best Classics.
It awakened my desire to watch again the Classic 1951 film on DVD starring Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge; it almost certainly has to be considered as the very best. However, I also consider `The Muppets Christmas Carol` (1992 film) with Michael Caine to be a treasure as well as the original - A Christmas Carol (1938 film) version starring Reginald Owen. Recommended by Senior-Doctor-at-bass-fishing. D. A.

Mar 07, 2017

Over the past few years, I have pick up a copy of the Christmas Carol and read it over the holiday season. In a country that has so much and at the same time, a growing class of those that have less and less, Dickens' classic story of rebirth of one man's humanity through a Yuletide haunting brings forth the true meaning of the holiday. As many already know, the proverbial "proof is in the pudding" that the book is a much richer telling of the story than any movie portrayal. When the days start to get shorter and the last leaves on the trees has fallen, pick up a copy of the Christmas Carol to enrich your holiday celebration. Just make sure to leave a copy for me.

DIckens' classic tale reminds us that no matter how far removed from the Christmas spirit we are, there's always hope. Recommended by James

Dec 20, 2015

Have you heard about Tiny Tim? Well, here's the origin of him. I have read, heard and seen many mentions or characters or even jokes using him, so it was a great surprise and pleasure to meet him finally!...
This is the book to read before X'mas, for sure!

Dec 07, 2015

"A Christmas Carol" is one of the best pieces of classic literature ever written! The plot is meaningful and encouraging; also, the characters are memorable and well developed. While it is easy to simply watch the film every year, reading the book is also a great Christmas tradition to adopt. This story is sure to make the audience cry and laugh as they walk through life with Scrooge. This is a must read story for both young and old! Charles Dickens' masterful storytelling skills combined with his keen awareness for identifying a societal problem are at their best in "A Christmas Carol!"

Jun 21, 2015

One of the best versions of a classic I have ever read . This one has humor and the illustrations are great And doesn't take forever to read . Very enjoyable. Even the younger kids will have patience to sit for this version.

janellejordan Jun 03, 2015

A great way to see how the holiday spirit changed an old man.

Dec 29, 2014

This is a story we all know super well, but I was really surprised that it was written in a way I found quite enjoyable. Given how old it is, I didn’t expect to find the humour so clever or some of the narrator’s observations so well-put and relatable. It’s one of those classics that is really easy to enjoy.

Jan 28, 2014

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

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Dec 20, 2015

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Dec 07, 2015

This is a great story to remind the reader of the dangers associated with greed. Also, the idea of family is strongly promoted in "A Christmas Carol." If Scrooge had married Isabelle, what would have happened? The sad thing is Scrooge never was able to rewind the clock and answer that question; however, Dickens was very clever and did this intentionally. He desired the audience to ask this question concerning their own life. This points to a very important concept. The decisions made on a daily basis will have consequences, so it is important to make good decisions. Unfortunately, Scrooge's priorities were messed up and he had to reap the consequences. However, like Scrooge it is never too late to make a change, and what better time than Christmas? What a hopeful, encouraging Christmas tale!

janellejordan Jun 03, 2015

A great story to see how the holiday spirit can change your way of life.


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Jun 05, 2016

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Sep 21, 2012

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


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