A Christmas CarolBook - 1901
From Library Staff
Ebenezer Scrooge is often the most recognizable character from Dickens's "A Christmas Carol", but it is Tiny Tim's father, Bob Cratchit, that is the memorable, loving father who makes the list.
Ann Langone Feb 12, 2011
Seen every version of the movie possible, but i had never read the book before-- i loved it. Rich in detail and language and setting-- I now have some idea what it felt like to be in one of those crooked streets in London in 1843-- the smells and the dirt and soot and the closeness-- to put a han... Read More »
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This is a great story to remind the reader of the dangers associated with greed. Also, the idea of family is strongly promoted in "A Christmas Carol." If Scrooge had married Isabelle, what would have happened? The sad thing is Scrooge never was able to rewind the clock and answer that question; however, Dickens was very clever and did this intentionally. He desired the audience to ask this question concerning their own life. This points to a very important concept. The decisions made on a daily basis will have consequences, so it is important to make good decisions. Unfortunately, Scrooge's priorities were messed up and he had to reap the consequences. However, like Scrooge it is never too late to make a change, and what better time than Christmas? What a hopeful, encouraging Christmas tale!
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black_cat_2717 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99
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