Malvina G. Vogel
READ A Christmas CarolY grateful for this lovely rendition of one of my favorites to share with my young child A Christmas Carol is often read in the month of December People of different ages read this book during this time period It features memorable characters and a famous plotWithin literature is the concept of the person who changes Sometimes during the course of a story a principal character changes The vents of the story change the character and in some cases make the character a better person Scrooge is one of the most famous characters in all of literature who xperiences a change during the storyThe Great Illustrated Classics are versions of classics in literature These versions
ARE WRITTEN AT A 5TH LEVELwritten at a 5th level other page features an illustration that corresponds to the page before it These books are good for students to read or have read to them during a read aloud by teachers or parents These classics xpress the basic plots off these stories wellAt the beginning of the novel the character of Scrooge is stablished He has a negative attitude towards Christmas and does not like his mployee Bob Cratchit to have a day off with pay He also does not like the hopeful and optimistic attitude of his nephew Fred who has a positive view of Christmas Both Bob Cratchit and Fred have views on Christmas that stand in stark contrast to Scrooge s pessimistic attitude towards ChristmasThe meetings between Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past and Christmas present are well described Scrooge gradually xperiences a change in attitude in perspective because of the conversations with the ghosts well described Scrooge gradually xperiences a change in attitude in perspective because of the conversations with the ghosts helps to develop the plot of the storyThis version ffectively xpresses the. Ings and black and white drawings that brilliantly recapture an Black Heart, Red Ruby era and bring Dickens's characters vividly to. Plot of the story The basic story is presented in an adapted manner forlementary and middle school students This adapted version teaches young people the basic plot of a classic story I would recommend this book for parents who wanted to read a good story to their sons and daughters I would also recommend the book to teachers who wanted to read a good book for a read aloud Young and independent readers would also benefit from reading this book I read this book to my students and they seemed to benefit from the story I hadn t ver read this so it was fun reading it aloud with the kids We ve all watched The Muppet Christmas Carol so we know the story but they The Muppet Christmas Carol so we know the story but they njoyed seeing the differences between the two versions and trying to figure out why certain parts were different They loved listening to it and looking at the pictures It s a good story but certainly not something I would love if it wasn t already such a big part of our holiday traditions It just isn t believable that someone would change so drastically literally overnight But the message is one I want my kids to remember and it s a story we all njoyed together and
That Makes It Prettymakes it pretty in my book I think veryone should read this at least once One simply can not go wrong with Charles think veryone should read this at least once One simply can not go wrong with Charles I loved looking though Great Illustrated Classics when I was little and the time was right for this story Good reminder ach December It s just not Christmas Eve without reading this While I njoyed the illustrations in this dition I was less than thrilled with the rephrasing of certain passages It took away the impact in my view But still well done and I m glad to have read it A very good classic book. Life Michael Foreman's illustrations have brought new life and charm to a story we all know Parents Magazine. Great version for lementary age students Scrooge
An Unpleasant Old Man Scornsunpleasant old man scorns and the Christmas spirit But Scrooge has a lesson in store for him Ghosts of Christmas past present and future pay him a visit on Christmas Eve and changed his life forever Some parts of the story was sad I will reread this book again This is a children s version that has pictures on very other page But it was timely to read it before Christmas I also want to say that I ve read all of my YA books before my kids someday will be able to read them Especially for this series of abridgments this is an xcellent one Longer books presented by this publisher have a tendency to get butchered inthei intent no actions are cut if
POSSIBLE SO TO KEEP THEM SHORTso to keep them short dialog and or reactions and repercussions of the action are rased Not a good trade off all the time Happily A Christmas Carol is already pretty short so the only real cut is that there is no description of the astrel children with the Ghost of Christmas Present He simply leaves with a final warning about want and greed who would destroy mankind I got to read this with my seven year old for the first time this year so I didn t miss the change too muchSpoilers the first time this year so I didn t miss the change too muchSpoilers those who haven t read the unabridged original start hereAnd reading with a first grader modern language was what I was mostly looking for and The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs exactly what I got We still got to actually see all the memories with the first Ghost the sprinkling of Christmas spirit and all the visitations of the second miner home and lighthouse and all and we still saw Scrooge s body under the sheet with the final Ghost All the finer details of the full novel were still there I was ver. In this unabridged version of the original 1843dition the classic tale is illustrated with full color paint.
Malvina G. Vogel