Saturday, January 23, 2010
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Review #9
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Classical Comics (November 25, 2008)
Product Description from Amazon.com
One Christmas Eve, after being particularly cruel to his employee, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him that he will be visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future. Each ghost shows him things that rekindle the joy and spirit of Christmas within his heart and awaken his goodwill toward his fellow man. In typical fashion, Dickens deals with social injustice in a way that transcends the 19th century. This illustrated version of the classic holiday tale is brough to life with an illustrated Character List (like a Dramatis Personae), 134 pages of color story artwork, and fascinating support material that details the life and work of Charles Dickens as well as information on Victorian England.
I really loved this graphic novel version of one of the most famous Christmas stories of all time. This is my second reading of the story in two years I own the original version. The graphic novel version did not disappoint. It brought the characters of the Dickensian class to life of paper comic book style.
Your teen would love this book if they are more of a visual reader. It has the original text of the novel complete with illustrations for easy understanding of the story. I would recommend this for anyone who has kids who are visual learns so they can learn to appreciate this timeless classic.
I rate this a 5/5
FCC Discalaimer: I borrowed this book from the library and I am an Amazon associate. I was did not recieve in compensation for this review and this is solely my opinion.