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A Christmas Carol Active 28-Mar-03 Dover Children's Twenty-one captivating, ready-to-colour scenes include a terrified Scrooge confronted by Marley's ghost and Christmas dinner with the Cratchits, accompanied by Dickens's own specially abridged text. "Twenty-one captivating, ready-to-color scenes include a terrified Scrooge confronted by Marley's ghost and Christmas dinner with the Cratchits, accompanied by Dickens's own specially abridged text. " Engaging version of the popular holiday tale invites colourists of all ages to bring to life the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the grasping old miser whose life is forever changed by three ghostly visitors on Christmas Eve. Dickens' own specially abridged reading text accompanies 21 captivating, ready-to-colour scenes. "Since it was first published in 1843, Charles Dickens's beloved story of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge has enchanted generations of readers and listeners. Now this fine coloring book version invites colorists to bring to life the story of the greedy, grasping, cold-hearted old miser whose life is forever changed by three ghostly visitors on Christmas Eve. Twenty-one charmingly rendered scenes accompany Dickens's own abridged version of the tale, which he read to delighted audiences of his time. Among the illustrations are ready-to-color vignettes of Marley's ghost confronting a terrified Scrooge, Christmas dinner with the Cratchit household, the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future, and many more. A perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season, this entertaining and fun-to-color book will captivate youngsters - and colorists of all ages - throughout the year." "After a childhood blighted by poverty, commercial success came early to Charles Dickens (1812-70). By the age of 24, he was an international sensation whose new novels were eagerly anticipated. Two centuries later, Dickens's popularity endures as readers revel in the warm humanity and rollicking humor of his tales of self-discovery. One of Dover's most gifted and versatile artists, Marty Noble is the creator of over 200 Dover items, including regular and stained glass books, stickers, tattoos, stencils, CD-ROMs, and more. Marty has also expertly re-created the art for most of the "Color Your Own ... " series.