Tuesday, December 21, 2010

98. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by P. J. Lynch

#98

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Title: A Christmas Carol
Authors: Charles Dickens, illustrated by P. J. Lynch
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780763631208
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Twitter: @candlewick
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 5/5 stars
Finished: 12-11-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Fiction category)

From Amazon:
The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge's own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the horrifying spectres of Want and Ignorance, even Scrooge's painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge's heart be opened? Can he reverse the miserable future he is forced to see? Now in an unabridged edition gloriously illustrated by the award-winning P.J. Lynch, this story's message of love and goodwill, mercy and self-redemption resonates as keenly as ever.

Dickens' perennial Christmas classic about Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come and the Christmas lessons Scrooge learns from them. I try to read this every year around the holidays, and it never seems to get old.

The illustrations in this particular edition by P. J. Lynch are gorgeous!

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