Mr Scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, miserable old man. Nobody stops him in the street to say a cheery hello; nobody would dare ask him for a favour. And I hope you'd never be so foolish as to wish him a 'Merry Christmas'! Scrooge doesn't believe in Christmas, charity, kindness - or ghosts.
But one cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unusual visitors who show him just how very mistaken he's been...
BACKSTORY: Learn all about how the author Charles Dickens invented Christmas!
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"It has it all: a spooky ghost story, a heartwarming redemption and a great plot with a satisfyingly ending" ( The Times)
"A story which, perhaps more than any other, sums up the spirit of the British Christmas" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"A little masterpiece...irresistible" ( Sunday Express)
"So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics!" ( National Association for the Teaching of English)
Marley's ghostly face on the knocker of Scrooge's door still gives me the shivers - Michael Morpurgo, Independent
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005199819
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