A Christmas CarolBook - 2009
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A Christmas Carol is a great book to read over the holidays. I can see why it has remained so popular for 173 years. It’s very action-packed and so descriptive that you have no choice but to feel like part of the scene! Scrooge’s story is a great representation of what it means to find Christmas. His dealings with the three ghosts turn him into Mr. Christmas himself and the overall message th… (more)
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Surely no other book is more closely associated with 19th century British Christmas traditions. This edition features early illustrations by famed artist Gustave Doré.
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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!
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black_cat_2717 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99
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