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One Christmas Eve, after being particularly cruel to his employee, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him that he will be visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future. Each ghost shows him things that rekindle the joy and spirit of Christmas within his heart and awaken his goodwill toward hOne Christmas Eve, after being particularly cruel to his employee, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him that he will be visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future. Each ghost shows him things that rekindle the joy and spirit of Christmas within his heart and awaken his goodwill toward his fellow man. In typical fashion, Dickens deals with social injustice in a way that transcends the 19th century. This illustrated version of the classic holiday tale is brough to life with an illustrated Character List (like a Dramatis Personae), 134 pages of color story artwork, and fascinating support material that details the life and work of Charles Dickens as well as information on Victorian England....

Title : A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel
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ISBN : 9781906332518
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel Reviews

  • Alicia
    2019-03-30 12:41

    No, it's not the original, though I love the original and I've read it numerous times, I still found this unique edition to be surprisingly refreshing with the warmth and dignity the story deserves. And it was unexpectedly moving! I also appreciate that the language and storyline were kept remarkably intact.Never read a graphic novel before, I guess this was a good place to start! :)

  • Atti
    2019-04-12 12:28

    Very interesting book- Once i started reading it I couldn't stop until I was finished. Very interesting about how if you change your attitude you can change your fate.

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-26 12:28

    Rather than a retelling, this graphic novel takes the classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL and adapts it using "quick text," so that the reader still gets the effect of Dickens' novel, but can be read in one sitting rather than trudging through the original. The colors used to show the moods of the story are beautiful as they change from dark and dreary, to bleek during the ghost of Christmas past, to eerie with the ghost of Christmases to come and then to bright and cheerful as Scrooge changes his demeanour and decides to be a joyful, giving person.

  • Elle Kay
    2019-04-05 16:22

    A great retelling of this Dickens classic, with artwork that really helps the story be told in a beautiful visual way. While I enjoyed the original text of this novel, I feel that the story is more powerful as a graphic novel, and the format really assists the otherworldly nature of the ghosts.

  • Heather
    2019-04-02 13:41


  • Bindu
    2019-04-13 17:43

    Graphic novels are great to revisit the old ways of great story telling!I never get tired of them!

  • Drew Graham
    2019-04-19 13:30

    Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable old miser, but after his seven-years-dead business partner appears one Christmas Eve night and informs him that three ghosts will visit him (in very visual fashion), Scrooge starts to think he maybe should consider changing his ways.This Christmas classic jumped out at me while I was looking in the graphic novels for something else. I generally don't read much of this genre, but I was sort of looking for something to read in December, and this seemed like an interesting option, and a new twist on an old favorite. I admit that it's still not my favorite style of art, but it brought the story to life in a few new ways. The actual text was a bit too simplified for me, but young readers would find it really readable. At the same time, why dumb down Dickens? Maybe a little, but this was just a bit too much. (I realized only after reading that this was the "QuickText" version, the lowest of three tiers of wording.) I thought some of the graphics looked dated and a bit problematic in the designs, but I could definitely appreciate the amount of work and the level of skill that it took to get it all down and as concisely as it is.I'm not a huge graphic novel kind of guy, but this was a different twist on a Christmas favorite, so it was a nice quick way to get my fix this year in a new way. Some of the graphics seemed to be trying a bit too hard, and I didn't care for the "QuickText" version that this turned out to be, but the idea of illustrating classic literature in this style is a little bit intriguing to me.

  • Karen
    2019-04-03 16:40

    I am afraid my rating is a little harsh because A Christmas Carol is my all-time favorite novel. The graphic novel was good, but it was not as good as the novel. I appreciate how some of the pictures show what Dickens takes pages upon pages to describe (although I like him, he can be a little wordy). The graphics are bright and really follow the text. The colors that are used are very symbolic of the emotions that are happening at that moment also, for example when they are discussing Tiny Tim at the Cratchit house, there is a lot of blue that is used. Part of the reason for the lower rating is because of some of the particulars that are dropped. I really like that the original text was used, but I felt that some of the tiny parts that were left out are some of my favorite minor details. I feel that some of the meaning is lost, though I do not feel the story is lost. I would recommend this book to upper elementary-age students or middle school students. I would also recommend it to teachers who are teaching A Christmas Carol to use for differentiating instruction or to supplement the novel. It is many times a great idea to get the pictures into the students' minds. I also feel that a picture is worth a thousand words, okay, not a thousand in this case, but still many words can be summed up in just a few great drawings. It also does a great job of showing all the places that Scrooge visits, which could be a great review for students.

  • Allan
    2019-04-14 17:42

    Anytime a new company takes on the difficult task of re-imagining our beloved classics in a graphic novel mode, is time to hold our breath and hope they can pull it off. Classical Comics has answered the call. Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been handsomely given a new reading using the original text and illustrated compellingly over 140 pages of story followed by short essays on the life of Dickens and 19th century England. [return]This isn't the first time A Christmas Carol has been turned into a comic book. The original Classics Illustrated version was published in 1948, a book I used to own and love, but certainly, unlike the current version, with a greatly truncated text. [return]In 1990 a new series of Classics Illustrated books was published using the talents of some of the world's top artists. That effort didn't last more than a year, but it created some incredible versions (and visions) of the classics. My one quibble with this new edition of A Christmas Carol is that the art, while certainly competent and at times quite striking, nevertheless could have been so much more if rendered by a more visionary graphic artist.[return]Nevertheless, the book provided a satisfying evening's read. It probably didn't hurt that it was snowing outside my window, and I was in need of some Christmas cheer!

  • Penny
    2019-04-12 11:38

    A Christmas Carol is a favourite of mine, and I was interested to see how a graphic artist would approach it. This is the 'original text' version from Classical Comics, and it includes all of the original dialogue and such parts of the narrative as are essential to the plot. The result is that the story is reduced to action, and some of the subtlety is lost. From my point of view, this is a shame, as Dickens is arguably at his best when describing or commenting on his characters and their surroundings. But these books are intended to introduce classic works to new, mostly young, readers, and the more direct storytelling could maintain an interest that might otherwise wander.The artwork is dramatic, drawing on Dickens' hidden descriptions, and cleverly marking the change of Scrooge's character from darkness to light, but it does not appeal to me. I'm not the target audience, but I wonder if such a lack of beauty really appeals to anyone? There are notes for schools at the back of the book about Dickens, a Victorian Christmas and (most interestingly) the creation of the graphic novel.I would recommend it as an introduction to Dickens, but I'll be sticking to my Arthur Rackham illustrated version myself.

  • Poonam
    2019-04-09 11:33

    I pick up these graphic novels out of curiosity to find out how these are done. This is first and most popular "Christmas book' by Dickens. It was pretty much a fast read - done in 20 minutes at most. Bright artwork and precise story-telling.

  • Dimitarsdim
    2019-04-19 17:22

    I really liked this story. The graphic novel is really beautiful. I watched the movie straight after. 3.75 stars

  • Sarah
    2019-03-24 13:33

    This is a fabulous adaptation of the classic. My students loved getting to read a "comic book" and I loved that it was still the original text.

  • Becky Galambos
    2019-03-22 11:19

    The original full text of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in a beautiful graphic novel.

  • Jaycob Jones
    2019-04-01 15:46

    Do you like graphic novel there are alot of them like funny ones,sad ones,or classic one.This one is also a classic A

  • Jane
    2019-04-15 16:27

    Graphic Novel, Adapted by Sean Michael, Charles Dickens, 19th C, London, Advent, Christmas classic, ghost, Victorian Era

  • Slow Man
    2019-04-08 15:26

    I absolutely adore these graphic novel series. I do believe thee reluctant readers will enjoy these classics. Can we have some more sir?

  • Robert Palmer
    2019-03-30 15:20

    This is a graphic novel of the Charles Dicken's Classic " A Christmas Carol" it was a much faster read than the novel and the illustrations were very good.