P.J. Lynch's ghostly but pleasing Victorian-era illustrations grace Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, bringing new life to the text, with loosely rendered characters both sprite-like and haunting. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Gr 3-6-Who better than the illustrator of Lemony Snicket's Dickensian "A Series of Unfortunate Events" to present the master's timeless tale in a picture book? Helquist's composition draws readers' eyes to Scrooge on every page, often crafting the mood of the tale through the expressions on Ebenezer's oversize features. An abridged text renders the tale accessible to a younger audience. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.