Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. It's all humbug to him. But will he change his ways after a series of ghostly visits one Christmas Eve? Oxford Children's Classics presents the greatest Christmas story ever told in this eye-catching new edition which not only contains the complete and unabridged text of A Christmas Carol but also features other Christmas stories written by Charles Dickens. In addition there are lots of bonus features within the book to help you getories written by Charles Dickens. In addition there are lots of bonus features within the book to help you get the most from the story and recommendations for other adventures readers might enjoy.… read more
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The classic tale of the spirit of Christmas comes to life in this wonderful edition of the story of grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge and th...e ghosts that visit him to show him the error of his ways. As the clock chimes, will Scrooge learn the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late late?About the Series:Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again. read more
Coldhearted Ebenezer Scrooge has no use for Christmas cheer. He rejects a dinner invitation from his jolly nephew, scolds charity ...workers, and very begrudgingly allows his clerk a day off. All the warmth and joy of the holiday are humbug to Scrooge until Jacob Marley, his long-dead business partner, pays a call. Marley's spirit is the first in a series of ghostly visitors who offer visions of the past, present, and future — warnings that transform a bitter old miser into a charitable and compassionate man.First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol was an instant success and has remained a holiday favorite ever since. The story has been adapted many times for stage and screen, but no version surpasses the sheer delight of Charles Dickens's original novella. As much a part of the season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this immortal tale continues to charm readers with its message of generosity and goodwill. read more
When Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London, she enters as a wealthy, well-loved, intelligent girl; never knowing the fut...ure she will face. After learning that her father has died, her charmed life abruptly ends at the hands of the jealous headmistress. Plunged into a life of poverty, Sara relies on her inner strength and creativity to find happiness and friendship in the most unlikely places. About the Series:Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again. read more
Excerpt from A Christmas CarolChristmas a humbug, uncl'e! You don't mean that, I am sure?I do. Out upon merry Christmas! What's Ch...ristmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer a time for balancing your books and having every item in 'em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I had my will, every idiot who goes about with 'merry. Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas time must-read. Ebenezer Scrooge is... a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Introducted by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, creator of the highly successful Alex Rider novels. read more
It's Christmastime, but Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old accountant, couldn't care less. Until he is visited in the night by three ...very special guests, who want to teach him the true value of Christmas.Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Charles Dickens and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story.The Classics Illustrated comic book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand. read more
A perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic holiday tale for younger readersA Christmas Carol has been sensitively abr...idged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children, while retaining all the key parts of the story including the three spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future; little Tiny Tim and his father, Bob Cratchit; and, of course, the old miser Ebenezer Scrooge. read more
A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In these pages we meet Ebenezer Scroog...e, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: 'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart'. This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. On the journey we take with Scrooge we encounter a rich array of Dickensian characters including the poor Cratchit family with the ailing Tiny Tim and the generous and jolly Fezziwig. When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he fashioned an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. It is a timeless classic and the story's uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published. read more
When John Trenchard stumbles upon the coffin of the legendary pirate Blackbeard, he discovers a clue to the whereabouts of a long-...lost diamond. Soon John enters a world of dark secrets and smuggling, and embarks on a dangerous adventure in search of Blackbeard's treasure.About the Series:Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again. read more
Family! Friendship! Mountains! Mishaps! When Heidi is sent away to live in the town she gains a wonderful new friendship, but long...s to return to her happy life in the mountains. Is there any way she can have both?Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Heidi in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities. read more
When Heathcliff comes to live at Wuthering Heights as a child he forms a bond with his benefactor's daughter, Cathy. As the years ...pass the pair fall in love, but their happiness is short-lived and the events that unfold will bring terrible misfortune to the couple. A best-selling and hugely popular classic which will transport readers to the wilds of the Yorkshire moors.About the Series:Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again. read more
Introduce your children to Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol with beautiful illustrations and abridged text.Seek and find charac...ters from the popular holiday book A Chrismtas Carol on each page and follow them throughout the story. Each page contains beautifully illustrated characters to find and details to spot, accompanied by abridged text. This seek-and-find book is the perfect way to introduce younger children to the world of Charles Dickens. read more
This is a very kind fairy tale that evokes bright feelings and wishes. After reading it, you want to be a little kinder. The plot ...is uncomplicated. There lives in the world a very, very greedy old man named Scrooge. He is such a miser - he saves on everything, is constantly dissatisfied with something, tries to earn all the money in the world. On one of the pre-Christmas days, his companion named Marley appears at his house. And all would be nothing, but Marley died seven years ago. However, he wants to help the old man to rethink his life. To this idea are connected and three Spirits. And one fine morning Scrooge turns into a cheerful old man, ready to help everyone. Now even more interesting in this exclusive illustrated edition. read more
When the five children meet "It" in the gravel pit their lives suddenly become a lot more interesting. This magical (but grumpy!) ...creature will grant them one wish per day, but as the children discover, you should always be very careful what you wish for... About the Series:Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again. read more
When their father goes away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis have to move with their mother from their London home to a co...ttage in the countryside. At the local station the children make friends with the porter, Perks, and spend their time waving to the passengers on the trains. But although they have many adventures on the railway, one question still remains . . . is their father ever coming back?About the Series:Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again. read more
A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas-time must-read. This special Puffin... Classics edition brings together two of the most inspirational collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - the works of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris and the literature of Charles Dickens. Illustrator Liz Catchpole has selected patterns from the V&A archive and introduced new artwork inspired by the collection to create a beautiful cover which brings Charles Dickens's timeless story to life. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Other titles in the Puffin Classics V&A Collection include: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. read more
'Every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding,' says Scrooge. Mean old Scroog...e despises Christmas, until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life overnight. Many know the story, but few have experienced the marvel of the book. If you are one who has never read this family classic, this is the time to do so. Listen to our unabridged recording and make this a truly Charles Dickens Christmas. And, 'God bless us, every one!' read more
Dickens' classic novella is a hymn to generosity and fellow-feeling that has struck a chord in the hearts of readers across the ge...nerations 'Bah!' said Scrooge. 'Humbug.' Ebeneezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable old miser who cares nothing for Christmas and the joys of the festive season. Safely tucked up at home one cold Christmas Eve, he has no care in the world for his poor employee Bob Cratchit and his frail son Tiny Tim. But all that changes on the night he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who comes wearing the chain of woe he forged with a life full of penny-pinching, and with a warning on his lips. Little does Scrooge know that he is about receive visits from three more spirits: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future . . . The lessons they teach him will leave Scrooge a changed man. read more
When Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called to a sinister house, they discover the body of a man whose face is filled with horro...r. Yet there are no signs of a struggle, just some letters written on the wall in blood. The police are baffled, but the brilliant Holmes uses his powers of deduction to trace the mystery through the damp, murky streets of London and back to the sun-scorched plains of America.About the Series:Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again. read more
Now even the youngest readers can enjoy Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale in this beautifully illustrated picture-book vers...ion of the holiday favorite, simpler to read but with all the magic of Dickens’s voice preserved. Follow miserly Scrooge as he is whisked through the night by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come in order to face his selfish treatment of Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. Families will enjoy reading this shortened version of Dickens’s story together, with its warm illustrations that capture every twist and turn."All the key elements of Dickens’s seasonal ghost story remain intact in this skillful adaptation. McKeown streamlines the story while remaining true to the language and eerie aspects of the original."—Publishers Weekly"would make a fine read-aloud for an elementary-age group or a useful introduction before attending the play. . . . The lessons Scrooge learned are still valuable and worthy of passing along to younger readers, who can meet these famous characters and learn the origin of the oft-quoted 'Humbug!'"—Kirkus"the full pages of engaging watercolor and digital media illustrations effectively take readers into the scenes of regret, past merriment, and, finally, redemption. . . . An appropriate choice for a family read-aloud or for newly independent readers."—School Library Journal read more
With imaginative illustrations and a shortened text, this all new version ofthe well-known Christmas story is sure to be a cherish...ed addition to anyChristmas collection. Adapting from Dickens' own condensed version of AChristmas Carol, James Rice uses his unique style to create a beautiful newinterpretation of the old favorite-a version which will undoubtedly become aclassic in itself.A colorful retelling of Dickens' original story, A Christmas Carolreveals James Rice at his best. Old Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts ofChristmas Past, Present, and Future are among the clever illustrations that makethis rendition unique and wonderful. James Rice's talent for bringing charactersto life through dynamic, detailed, and lively drawings helps to evoke the trueand meaningful message of Dickens' original story.Through Rice's retelling, the classic tale is more accessible to youngsters,and offers them a Christmas treasure to keep for a lifetime. Children of allages will delight in this wonderfully illustrated story as they follow Scroogethrough his series of ghostly visitations to his eventual realization that it isnever too late to give the gift of Christmas.Mr. Rice has written and/or illustrated some twenty-five titles, includingThe Night Before Christmas , Cajun Night Before Christmas ,Prairie Night Before Christmas , Texas Night BeforeChristmas , and Hillbilly Night Afore Christmas . He iswidely acclaimed as the South's leading illustrator of juvenile books, with morethan 600,000 copies of his works in print-a figure that ranks him among thebest-selling authors and illustrators in the nation. He travels year-roundthroughout the country speaking to schoolchildren and teachers' groups as amember of the Texas author-in-residence program. read more
I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with t...hemselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Show Excerpt as that, instead of using his familiar weapons, then indeed he would have roared to lusty purpose. The owner of one scant young nose, gnawed and mumbled by the hungry cold as bones are gnawed by dogs, stooped down at Scrooge's keyhole to regale him with a Christmas carol: but at the first sound of `God bless you, merry gentlemen! May nothing you dismay!' Scrooge seized the ruler with such energy of action, that the singer fled in terror, leaving the keyhole to the fog and even more congenial frost. At length the hour of shutting up the counting- house arrived. With an ill-will Scrooge dismounted from his stool, and tacitly admitted the fact to the expectant clerk in the Tank, who instantly snuffed his candle out, and put on his hat. `You'll want all day to-morrow, I suppose?' said Scrooge. `If quite convenient, sir.' `It's not convenient,' said Scrooge, `and it's not fair. If I was to stop you half-a-crown for it, you'd think yourself ill-used, I'll be bound?' read more