This duo offer two versions of the holiday standard, with the Stewart, Tabori & Chang edition including the original full text (old spellings, etc.) plus more than 75 illustrations‘24 in color. The DK version is part of the publisher's new "Eyewitness Classics" collection (Classic Returns, LJ 9/15/97) and features a heavily abridged text and numerous photographs explaining items mentioned in the story (workhouses, nightcaps, etc.) and would serve as an ideal introduction for young readers.
Gr 4-7-The realism of Morrissey's rich illustrations dramatically heightens the tale's immediacy in this successful adaptation. Interior scenes, evocative of Dutch oil paintings in their purposeful use of light and dark, pull readers into intimate moments throughout the book. An excellent option for those ready to move beyond picture-book adaptations. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.