Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192745514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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The spirit of Christmas comes to life in this wonderful tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him to show him the error of his ways. As the clock chimes, will Scrooge be in time to learn the true meaning of Christmas?

A Christmas Carol

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and their family, that geniality brings its own reward. This finest of all Christmas stories is beautifully illustrated with Arthur Rackham's superb line drawings.

The Birds' Christmas Carol (With All the Original Illustrations)

Children's Classic

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Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075830326

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 42

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The Birds' Christmas Carol is a touching story about Carol Bird, a Christmas-born child, who as a young girl is unusually loving and generous, having a positive effect on everyone with whom she comes into contact. She is the youngest member of her family and has devoted older brothers. At about the age of 5, Carol contracts an unspecified illness (possibly tuberculosis), and, by the time she is 10, she is bedridden. The novel primarily involves Carol making plans for a Christmas celebration for the nine Ruggles children, a poor, working-class family living near the Birds. The book is a wistful moral tale about a saintly child, but is enlivened by many humorous scenes, particularly those concerning the home life of the Ruggles family. Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labour.

Ladybird Classics: A Christmas Carol

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718199928

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

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This Ladybird Classic ebook is an abridged retelling of the classic story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone.

The Birds' Christmas Carol (with Original Illustrations): Children's Classic

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Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Publisher: E-Artnow

ISBN: 9788026891789

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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The story is about Carol Bird, a Christmas-born child, who as a young girl is unusually loving and generous, having a positive effect on everyone with whom she comes into contact. She is the youngest member of her family and has devoted older brothers. At about the age of 5, Carol contracts an unspecified illness (possibly tuberculosis), and, by the time she is 10, she is bedridden. The novel primarily involves Carol making plans for a Christmas celebration for the nine Ruggles children, a poor, working-class family living near the Birds. The book is a wistful moral tale about a saintly child, but is enlivened by many humorous scenes, particularly those concerning the home life of the Ruggles family. Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labour.

The Classic Christmas Treasury

A Christmas Carol/The Night Before Christmas/The Nutcracker

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Author: Louise Betts,Louise B. Egan

Publisher: Courage Books

ISBN: 9780762401871

Category: Christmas

Page: 56

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Selections from such favorite Christmas poems, songs, and stories as: "The Night Before Christmas," "The Friendly Beasts," and "The Year Santa Claus Almost Overslept."

A Christmas carol in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas

With original art and narration by Jon Langford

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Google Play Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 140

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“A national benefit and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness.” --William Makepeace Thackeray The Western world typically thinks of Christmas as having a singular origin, away in a manger, but when you look at how the holiday is celebrated today, it’s hard to see a more powerful progenitor than Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. First published on December 17, 1843 as a novella, the story bestowed on Christmas its rich and complicated social character. Ebenezer’s epic Christmas Eve illustrates both the joy to be found in friends, family, and festive gatherings... and the dangers of letting such happiness and privilege blind you to the lives of the less fortunate. The story is a product of its time, a response to the ills of Victorian-era industrialization and the desire for tradition, but you only need to look at how varied the adaptations of A Christmas Carol have become--on stage, in film, and in song--to know that it is truly timeless. This exclusive edition of A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is one adaptation not to miss. It is a scanned volume of the original novella--complete with original spooky title--enhanced with new illustrations and narration by artist and musician Jon Langford. Here Langford imagines the story as a stage production put on by a small West Yorkshire theater in 1916. Download it for free to see--and hear--each of the four ghosts as an early 20th century audience might have.

A Christmas Carol | The Pink Classics

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Author: Charles Dickens,Sheba Blake

Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing

ISBN: 3962552162

Category: Fiction

Page: 66

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A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past, such as carols, as well as new customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by experiences from his own past, and from the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, and was inspired to write the story following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged school, one of several establishments for London's half-starved, illiterate street children. The treatment of the poor and the ability of self-interested man redeeming himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. There is discussion among academics as to whether this was a fully secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 9780517641262

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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A collection of four Christmas stories by the nineteenth-century English writer, including "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton."