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A Christmas Carol : NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14 - Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol


Paperback Published: 28th November 1994
ISBN: 9780582236646
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 10 - 11 years old

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This text includes the full text and GCSE support materials; a section on the writing process of Dickens; an introduction; how to keep a reading log; a full study programme designed for the National Curriculum and GCSE syllabuses. The study material could also be used with A level students. The story is the familiar Christmas tale of charity - of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Dickens illustrates what he considered to be the two great qualities of Christmas: joy in the home and practical charity towards the less fortunate outside our doors.

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This simplified version of the classic is a straightforward piece of work, sticking to the grand elements of the storyline: The miserly Scrooge gets his Christmas Eve comeuppance from Marley and the three ghosts, sees the folly of his parsimonious ways, and becomes a changed man. Great hunks of the original have been left on the cutting room floor, naturally enough, but what is left feels too much like a pastiche: scenic views without the travel in between. Heyer's crisp acrylics are accomplished and often stunning, though there are odd moments when the artwork isn't in step with the text (why aren't Marley's glasses up on his ghostly forehead?) and other times when it simply fails to convey the story's spirit, such as the dance scene with the Ghost of Christmas Past. This retelling will be most successful if it spurs readers on to the original. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780582236646
ISBN-10: 0582236649
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 10 - 11 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 28th November 1994
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1