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A Christmas Carol

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Charles Dickens

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

A Christmas Carol (Paperback)    

  • "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is a great classic Christmas story that has delighted readers for generations. The main character of this holiday classic is Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted and mean-spirited old man. Scrooge is such a stingy miser that he demands his clerk come in early the next day after reluctantly granting him Christmas Day off. When his nephew Fred comes to say Merry Christmas and invite him to a Christmas dinner, Scrooge replies with "Bah Humbug". He has absolutely no Christmas spirit, and even scares away a boy who sings him a Christmas carol. After returning to his apartment on Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, then by three Christmas spirits. The Ghost of Christmas Past leads Scrooge to revisit those Christmas days during his childhood and during his apprenticeship with Mr. Fezziwig. The Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge to the homes of his clerk Bob Crotchets and his nephew where they are having jolly Christmas celebrations. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows him what a bleak future is in for him if he does not change his ways. By Christmas morning, Scrooge has undergone a dramatic change. He becomes kind, generous and eager to share his Christmas spirit with everyone, including Mr. Crotchets' disabled son Tiny Tim. Charles Dickens' Scrooge is one of the most memorable characters in English literature. "A Christmas Carol" appeals to teens and adults.
  • Reading Level: young adult
  • Paperback, 128 pages
  • ISBN: 0812504348
  • Publisher: Tor Classics
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Book Theme: Christmas

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