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A Christmas Carol
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Charles Dickens' literary genius is recognised worldwide. His iconic works include David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol and many others. Lesley dreamed of being a writer, but studied law as her mother insisted she had "something to fall back on". Since joining Usborne Publishing, she has written and edited hundreds of books, from funny rhyming stories to an award-winning history book. Nowadays, she is often found recording books, too, in Usborne's very own recording studio.

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P.J. Lynch's ghostly but pleasing Victorian-era illustrations grace Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, bringing new life to the text, with loosely rendered characters both sprite-like and haunting. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Gr 5-8-Lynch's dark and brooding, ethereal illustrations are pitch-perfect in this beautifully imagined version of the tale. The artist moves from full spreads of breathtaking landscapes to framed views of quiet interior scenes with ease, echoing the pace of the tale as Scrooge is whisked from place to place across time and then pulled into quiet, intimate moments. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

'Irresistible for children learning to read' - Child Education Plus; 'The Usborne Young Reading Program has a lovely selection of classic tales adapted for younger readers. Graded in seven levels, these have just enough stretch in them and yet are not too overwhelming' - The Irish Sunday Independent; 'Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme' - Julia Eccleshare; 'Shows it is never too late to change your evil ways, and how seeing your past, present and future can change how you look at things' - The Guardian

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