“A Christmas Carol”, A Pop Up Book Review


A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens, Chuck Fischer

“This beautiful re-imagining of Charles Dickens’s timeless fable, A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book features artist Chuck Fischer’s richly painted depictions of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, brought to life in intricate pop-up scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster. The entire text of A Christmas Carol is reproduced in five removable, illustrated, keepsake booklets. An introductory booklet provides a biography of Dickens and an illustrated feature on the enduring appeal of this beloved story.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the most prolific authors of the nineteenth century. In his many short stories, plays, novellas, and novels, he created some of literature’s most memorable characters.

Chuck Fischer’s paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of six previous pop-up books: The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, Christmas Around the World, In the Beginning, and Angels: A Pop-Up Book. He lives in New York and Florida.

My Thoughts: Where to even start with this treasure of a pop-up-book!  The classic tale of “A Christmas Carol” is beautifully depicted in the most unique pop-up style!  I love that each page is so intricately styled with stunning detail and each is accompanied by a small pull out booklet containing each segment of the classically told story.  A Christmas Carol is a timeless story that continues to touch me each and every time I read it.  I love that it is told in it’s original form and not simplified like you will find in many childrens books.  This one is perfect for the whole family!  I highly recommend picking up your own copy of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book before Christmas Eve, so that you can have the book on hand.  Then all you will need to do is prepare hot chocolate for the whole family so that you can all settle in to start a new family tradition of reading this book, sipping hot chocolate and taking in the beautiful details of each pop-up scene together – even better add a little fire to the fireplace and you will have the perfect evening to create treasured Christmas Eve memories with your children!

About the Book:

Publish Date:  11/10/2010
Price: $30.00/$36.00
ISBN: 9780316039734
Pages: 810 Size: 7.75″ x 9.75″


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