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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Christmas Carol


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (September 12, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0763631205

Product Description

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge's own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the horrifying spectres of Want and Ignorance, even Scrooge's painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge's heart be opened? Can he reverse the miserable future he is forced to see? Now in an unabridged edition gloriously illustrated by the award-winning P.J. Lynch, this story's message of love and goodwill, mercy and self-redemption resonates as keenly as ever.

As I always do when I begin a book I take off the paper cover to preserve the artwork.  This particular book is illustrated by P.J. Lynch, who did a really beautiful job!

Under that beautiful cover I found this on the hard cover..

Old Marley looking up at me!

Inside, along with Dickens Christmas Carol are wonderful illustrations by P.J. Lynch.

This book is so filled with drawings that you feel as if you are watching the movie and reading the book at the same time!


Even knowing the story (and the ending) .. this was still great to read instead of just seeing the movie.


But before the Holidays are over I do hope to see at least one of the movie!

Maybe it will be: A Christmas Carol 1938  Reginald Owen as Scrooge

Or: another I remember a lot was one put out in 1951 where Alastair Sim played Scrooge.

and of course... Patrick Stewart as Scrooge..

How many times can one read the book or see the movie?  Every year that you celebrate the holiday!

This copy of A Christmas Carol is superb!  A keeper that I hope to open over and over again... and so should you!


Blogger Debi said...

The artwork really is beautiful! And what a treat to find that on the hard cover...I'll bet most people never discover that. I just read that for the first time a couple years ago when Rich, Annie, and I read it aloud together. I'd always been under the impression that I wouldn't enjoy Dickens...but I was certainly wrong when it came to this book!

9:08 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Debi: I read my first Dickens last year "the old curiosity shop" it took a while to read it with the language he writes with..but as with his other stories it was dark and sadish. I've always loved the movies for Christmas Carol so I was curious to see if there was more too it or not...pretty much not lol.. but did enjoy reading it!!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

That is one gorgeous copy of A Christmas Carol. It has been many a year since I've read this, but I do consider it one of my favorite of Dickens' works and I love watching various versions of it over Christmas. My favorite at the moment continues to be A Muppet Christmas Carol. I know, I'm a big kid!

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What lovely illustrations. You have a real winner in that book. I went to a bookstore that a friend works at and bought three books as I wanted to support our local store. They are trying to stay in business with the recession and economy have made so many business's here close down. So there was a 25% off sale on the books and now I have a few more to read. Vala3

4:33 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Carl: it is a great story and I'm glad I can finally say I read it!

Hey Sher: yeah I like this copy a lot! HOw good you are able to help the "local store".. I can only afford "cheap" lol..

5:02 PM  
Blogger Sheila Beaumont said...

DesLily, you've convinced me that I need to get that lovely edition of A Christmas Carol. This season I'm watching my three favorite movie versions: Muppet (like Carl, I think it's my favorite right now), Alastair Sim, and Reginald Owen.

7:26 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

sheila: this is a keeper of a book! PJ Lynch is a fabulous artist! You should check out his site and see all the books he's illustrated!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Kailana said...

I really want this edition! I haven't read this book this year. Must do so!

6:31 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a beautiful book! Turner Classics has been showing the Reginald Owen "CC"...I think it is coming up again on December 25th....It is still one of the great great Christmas stories of all time!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Sheila Beaumont said...

My copy of A Christmas Carol arrived today. What a lovely book! DesLily, thank you for letting us know about it.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

I borrowed this copy and the audio book read by Jim Dale from the library. I hope to read it before Christmas!

I really, really want the Annotated Christmas Carol by Michael Patrick Hearn

10:12 PM  

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