With imaginative illustrations and a shortened text, this all new version of the well-known Christmas story is sure to be a cherished addition to any Christmas collection. Adapting from Dickens’ own condensed version of A Christmas Carol, James Rice uses his unique style to create a beautiful new interpretation of the old favorite-a version which will undoubtedly become a classic in itself.
A colorful retelling of Dickens’ original story, A Christmas Carol reveals James Rice at his best. Old Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future are among the clever illustrations that make this rendition unique and wonderful. James Rice’s talent for bringing characters to life through dynamic, detailed, and lively drawings helps to evoke the true and meaningful message of Dickens’ original story.
Through Rice’s retelling, the classic tale is more accessible to youngsters, and offers them a Christmas treasure to keep for a lifetime. Children of all ages will delight in this wonderfully illustrated story as they follow Scrooge through his series of ghostly visitations to his eventual realization that it is never too late to give the gift of Christmas.
About the Illustrator
Mr. Rice has written and/or illustrated some twenty-five titles, including The Night Before Christmas, Cajun Night Before Christmas, Prairie Night Before Christmas, Texas Night Before Christmas, and Hillbilly Night Afore Christmas. He is widely acclaimed as the South’s leading illustrator of juvenile books, with more than 600,000 copies of his works in print-a figure that ranks him among the best-selling authors and illustrators in the nation. He travels year-round throughout the country speaking to schoolchildren and teachers’ groups as a member of the Texas author-in-residence program.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Retold and Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
48 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 9780882898124 hc