What people are saying about ‘A Christmas Carol’
This is a wonderful gift of Christmas for children and their parents.
“A Christmas Carol” permeates the decades of our lives from childhood onward. What a fanciful delight to experience the newest, most originally abridged and illustrated presentation of this timeless classic by artist Paige Peterson and writer Jesse Kornbluth. Is it Christmas yet?
I teach students who struggle with comprehension, yet it is in the curriculum to read “A Christmas Carol.” For several years I struggled with the story and worked hard to help them understand the vocabulary and symbolism. This abridged version encourages discussion, as I discovered when I read it aloud to my class. My students showed such interest! I have never had that happen. It’s wonderful that my less than perfect readers understand the valuable theme in the story, and when they go on the field trip to see the play, they’re finally able to understand what is happening on stage.
When something old and classic becomes new again, it is a joy. Illustrator Paige Peterson and author Jesse Kornbluth have performed that miracle for “Christmas Carol” just in time for Christmas!
I teach 12-year-old boys in Dublin. I have read the original of “A Christmas Carol” many times with many classes. It goes knee deep in treacle in some parts and I lose the class for a while. I had been searching for a very long time for a good version. At last I’ve found one. Each year now, in early December, my class will be reading your book.
Parents – and especially children – will thank Kornbluth and Peterson for taking this timeless holiday classic and transforming it into something we actually want to read. Nobody wants to take their medicine at bedtime or read a book from 1843 just because people say you should. Now we have a version of “A Christmas Carol” that is a pleasure to read and fun to share with our children.