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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens
Merry Christmas, everyone! — — “Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug!” — With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens’s A Christ...  more » is a very special holiday experience.

It is the one book that every year will warm our hearts with favorite memories of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future — and will remind us with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love.

With a heartwarming account of Dickens’s first reading of the Carol, and a biographical sketch.
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PBS Market Price: $5.99 or $2.09+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553212440
ISBN-10: 0553212443
Publication Date: 11/1/1986
Pages: 112
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Christmas Carol on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I've done a staged reading of this book so many times that it was nice to just sit down and read it. I love this classic tale. It's the only Dickens I've actually been able to make it through thus far. Dickens may be overly word (in my opinion) but I can't get enough of this story. I may have to make it a tradition to read it every holiday season.
hoopridge avatar reviewed A Christmas Carol on + 250 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I read this every year and every year I love it more and more. We all know the story, of course (if you don't know it, you must be living under a rock!), but to read the real Dickens version is a true experience. His use of detail and vivid imagery is brilliant, and you really see Scrooge's change as he experiences his past, present, and future. A Christmas delight!
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Helpful Score: 1
Beautifully photographed gift version with ribbon marker by Barmes and Noble of this fun Christmas classic, that we learn being cheap with our fellow man does not pay and Scrooge learns to let his heart grow to love and help others.
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This is a childrens book. It says ages 9-12, but I would say more like 5-7 or something like that. Very short version. Cute story for young children.
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dragonlibrarian avatar reviewed A Christmas Carol on
Such a great book with classic language!
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Summary from the Back of the Book:
"Bah!" said Scrooge. "Humbug!"
With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience. It is the one book that every year will warm our hearts with favorite memories of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future - and will remind us with laughter and tears how the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love.

This edition includes a heartwarming account of Dickens's first reading of the Carol, and a biographical sketch.
snickers1611 avatar reviewed A Christmas Carol on + 16 more book reviews
A classic.

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Ebenezer Scrooge (Primary Character)
Ghost of Christmas Past (Major Character)
Ghost of Christmas Present (Major Character)
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (Major Character)
Jacob Marley (Major Character)
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