Thursday, October 14
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Chuck Fischer
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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.
Category: FICTION, JUVENILE FICTION
Format: HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date: 11/10/2010
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.