Title: A Christmas Carol Being a Ghost Story of ...
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing, New York, NY
Publication Date: 1986
Illustrator: Illustrated by Mayer, Mercer
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First Edition
Fine in a Fine DJ that is NOT price clipped. ; Wonderful illustrations by Mercer Mayer, increasingly uncommon title illustrated by Mayer ; Stated First; Cloth; Oblong 4to; DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 2192
Synopsis: An abridgment of the classic story with all the characters depicted as animals.
From Publishers Weekly:
Purists may object to this careful abridgement of the holiday classic, aimed at young readers who may not have someone around to read the original out loud. Mayer has retained much of the language of Dickens's work, making sensitive cuts in the text and adding lavish paintings of 19th century England. The charactersmice, rabbits, a reptilian Ghost of Christmas Yet to Comewill draw the youngest pre-Dickensian into the story. The gloomy mood of Scrooge's Christmas Eve gives way to warm, welcoming tints the morning after he is visited by the three Spirits and has learned his lesson. It's a charming alternative to most of the TV adaptations that appear throughout December. (All ages
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