Oct 14, 2010

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Chuck Fischer

This beautiful re-imagining of Charles Dickens's timeless fable, A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book features artist Chuck Fischer's richly painted depictions of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, brought to life in intricate pop-up scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster. The entire text of A Christmas Carol is reproduced in five removable, illustrated, keepsake booklets. An introductory booklet provides a biography of Dickens and an illustrated feature on the enduring appeal of this beloved story. The perfect gift, A Christmas Carol, now in pop-up form, will brighten the holidays for young and old.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the most prolific authors of the nineteenth century. In his many short stories, plays, novellas, and novels, he created some of literature's most memorable characters.

Chuck Fischer's paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of six previous pop-up books: The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, Christmas Around the World, In the Beginning, and Angels: A Pop-Up Book. He lives in New York and Florida.

Publish Date: 11/10/2010
Price: $30.00/$36.00
ISBN: 9780316039734
Pages: 12
Size: 7-3/4" x 9-3/4"


Wow ... A Christmas Carol is an absolutely beautiful book, and it has even more detail than shown in the video above.

Using an old classic from more than 150 years ago, Chuck Fischer has brought the story of "A Christmas Carol" to life with his dramatic paintings. I love the detail of the pop-ups, and the full story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Christmas ghosts, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchit family is also included. The story is split into a five separate keepsake booklets, with one booklet tucked into a pocket on each of the pop-up pages.

I especially enjoyed reading about the life of Charles Dickens, as well as the history of numerous productions that have been created over the many years. It is no wonder that A Christmas Carol is a favourite family tradition for so many people. This pop-up book will definitely become a new tradition for our family, and I can just imagine sitting next to the Christmas tree sharing this book with my children and grandchildren.

All ages will love this book, and I highly recommend it!

By the way, you still have a chance to win a copy of this amazing book before Christmas. Please check out my giveaway here. Compliments of Hachette Books, one lucky reader of this blog will win a copy of this book on November 10th.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of A Christmas Carol from Hachette Books in exchange for my honest review.


  1. This book sounds stellar and thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  2. Sounds gorgeous. I read this story for the first time this past Christmas.

  3. Oh, count me in on the giveaway. This looks great.