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Visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his departed business partner Jacob Marley, as well as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet-to-Come, Scrooge is both reminded of what he was and shown fully what he has become. Broken down by the sight of his own future neglected grave, as well as the impending death of little Tiny Tim, Scrooge awakes a new man who brings his newfound joy and generosity to his employees and family. . .and who's story inspires generosity in readers with each new Christmas season.
159 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. The numerous detailed and rich illustrations are by acclaimed illustrator P.J Lynch.
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Dimensions: 0.95 X 9.40 X 7.85 (inches)
The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge's own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the horrifying spectres of Want and Ignorance, even Scrooge's painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge's heart be opened? Can he reverse the miserable future he is forced to see? Now in an unabridged edition gloriously illustrated by the award-winning P.J. Lynch, this story's message of love and goodwill, mercy and self-redemption resonates as keenly as ever.
P.J. Lynch is one of the most talented and revered illustrators working today. He has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Irish Bisto Award twice, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice — in 1995 for THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY and again in 1998 for WHEN JESSIE CAME ACROSS THE SEA. P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin, Ireland.