A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, Author, Brett Helquist, Illustrator , illus. by Brett Helquist. Harper $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-165099-4

Helquist's vision of the classic story depicts a hawkish Scrooge (who's a cadaverous shade of green) against a backdrop of bustling Victorian streets, with pleasing touches of detail, humor and a few frightful strokes. When the clock strikes one, announcing the arrival of the first ghost, the moon hangs in an unholy green sky, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come stands in a tattered cloak, surrounded by eddying mists (but also draped with strings of Christmas lights). The eye-catching art makes a strong pairing to the accessible abridgment of Dickens's text. Ages 5–up. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 10/26/2009
Release date: 09/01/2009
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