Reviews for Christmas Carol in Prose : Being a Ghost Story of Christmas


School Library Journal Reviews 1998 October
Gr 1-5 This adaptation conveys the flavor of the classic story but does not capture its spirit. The production has a textbook look, with introductory notes, captions below the many paintings, and old-fashioned watercolors that seem too bright for this mysterious, wintry tale. The abridgement uses a lot of Dickens's prose, but is choppy. (Use of colons is suspect throughout.) Much superior, if a shortened version is needed, is the edition illustrated by Scott Cook that was abridged by Dickens himself (Random, 1993; o.p.). AC Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews

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