A Christmas Carol (Abridged)
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Dickens's uplifting, magical tale of Christmas spirits transforming the life of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is wonderfully illustrated by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen.

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Charles Dickens began his career as a journalist and became one of the most important novelists of the nineteenth century. A passionate campaigner against poverty, Dickens wroteA Christmas Carol in response to a government report on the abuse of child labourers, vowing that he would strike a 'sledge-hammer blow ... on behalf of the Poor Man's Child'.Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia. He studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature and has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia. A world-renowned artist and author, he has designed, illustrated and written over 100 books. This series of classic works illustrated by Robert includesTreasure Island,Peter Pan andWendy,The Jungle Book,The Wind in the Willows andA Christmas Carol. Robert lives and works in Anglesea, near his home town of Geelong.

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