A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Chuck Fisher

The Blurb:

This beautiful re-imagining of Charles Dickens’s timeless fable, A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book features artist Chuck Fischer’s richly painted depictions of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, brought to life in intricate pop-up scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster. The entire text of A Christmas Carol is reproduced in five removable, illustrated, keepsake booklets. An introductory booklet provides a biography of Dickens and an illustrated feature on the enduring appeal of this beloved story. The perfect gift, A Christmas Carol, now in pop-up form, will brighten the holidays for young and old.

My Thoughts:

This is simply gorgeous! Pop-up books have evolved so much from the ones I can remember from when I was a child. It’s magical, seeing the story I know and love brought to life in this way. I also love that the whole story is included even if it’s on booklets that are removable. It hasn’t been watered down for the sake of the format. We still get the story of Scrooge’s transformation from a bitter, lonely old miser to a man who truly appreciates friendship, love, and the Christmas season. I have to admit that I get caught up in the art of the book, and it’s hard to pull out the booklets and actually read the story. It’s definitely worth doing, though.

The Giveaway:

Thanks to the Hachette Book Group, I have one copy of A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book to giveaway. To enter, just leave me a comment below by November 14. While you’re at it, tell me one of your favorite Christmas season stories. I’ll announce the random winner on the 15th.

Open to the US and Canada only, no PO boxes. The winner will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win this same book in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy in the mail.

Published Nov 10, 2010.

I received my copy from the publisher for review and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.