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A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book Hardcover – Bargain Price, November 10, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Series: Pop Up Book
  • Hardcover: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Pop Har/Bk edition (November 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031603973X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316039734
  • ASIN: B005ZO4TOO
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #879,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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". . . by far one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen." (Evolving Beings )

" 'Marvelous' - filled with marvels - is the appropriate word for Chuck Fischer's rendition of Dickens's A Christmas Carol." (Gene Shalit )

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the most prolific authors of the nineteenth century. In his many short stories, plays, novellas, and novels, he created some of literature's most memorable characters.

Chuck Fischer's paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of six previous pop-up books: The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, Christmas Around the World, In the Beginning, and Angels: A Pop-Up Book. He lives in New York and Florida.

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Each page of the pop-up book also includes a story booklet.
Just a Mom with her thoughts
These are stunningly beautiful, delicate works of art that can be admired and treasured by readers of all ages.
Deborah
Thus, If I were to give this to a young child I would recommend that an adult read the book with the child.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Deborah VINE VOICE on November 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Chuck Fischer's pop up books. I love pop up books in general. There was this awesome exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History in DC that focused on the history and different types of pop up books. I was thrilled to see one of Fischer's books as well as a video explaining the process of creating his wonderful works of art. I love his books because they're just like magic by bringing these scenes into 3D.

If you ever wanted a book to get you into the holiday spirit, this is it. Immediately as soon as you open up the cover, the holiday classic jumps right at you. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and really bring to life this classic holiday tale. My favorite is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Personally this has always been my favorite Ghost throughout the entire story but seeing it in all its terror and glory was outstanding here. It's exactly how I pictured it to be and the presentation is haunting and magnificent.

The only tiny blip was that one of the scenes can be easily missed because it's tucked inside of another scene. I almost didn't see it had it not been for me pondering why that certain page was thicker than the other pages. Since it's s tucked in and has to be manually opened, I suggest being quite fragile with it. The book is not something that has to be opened with gloved hands and put behind a glass case but I would recommend handling it carefully as not to tear the pop ups in anyway.

Included with the book is the complete text of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, broken up in five booklets (including one with a nifty cover). This is nice because it breaks up the reading.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. G. Gagliano VINE VOICE on October 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
When I opened the first page of the book Goddess gasped. She thought it was beautiful and so will you. Each page is exquisitely detailed and comes with a little pocket book telling the story of A Christmas Carol.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Hayley Kolb on November 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book by Chuck Fischer (and of course Charles Dickens) is gorgeous! I was so so happy to be able to review this book and am equally excited to be able to read this book to the kids around the holidays! Callan will love it. It is interactive. He can sit and look at all the pop-ups and the amazing pictures as I read from each page's pamphlet. We all know the story of A Christmas Carol, and this book brings the story alive. I do not want to share it with my kids, it so beautifully put together, but of course, I will. It is too exquisite not to share! I highly recommend this as a gift, or get one just to keep for yourself to cherish over the years! Amazing book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Kirkland VINE VOICE on November 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you look up this book on a book seller site, it will say Pop-Up book. But calling what Chuck Fischer does with paper pop-up is like saying the ocean is a bit wet. He calls it paper engineering and that is a much more accurate term.

Fischer has retold Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol with magically intricate paper art. Each page unfolds to amazing figures that leap off the page. The images are amazingly detailed and take the reader to Victorian England. Each page also has an insert booklet where the reader can read related chapters from Dicken's novel.

Fischer has done images for the title page (a Victorian London street scene), You Will Be Haunted by Three Spirits (a ghost trailing chains and weights, The Ghost Of Christmas Past (a spirit rising from a candle), The Ghost of Christmas Present (a harvest king with a magnificent feast is portrayed), The Last Of The Spirits (a towering black figure which fills the viewer with awe), and God Bless Us Every One (showing Scrooge and Tiny Tim in a glorious conclusion)

Chuck Fischer is an artist whose designs have been replicated world-wide in paintings, holiday ornaments and home furnishings. His designs include wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He has done six previous paper engineering books. I was lucky enough to get a copy of his glorious Angels last year. These books are destined to become family heirlooms for the joy they bring to the viewer and are highly recommended for all readers, whether young or young at heart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Bookhounds VINE VOICE on November 19, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is such a fantastic book. I can't believe the amount of detail that is in this pop up book. The art really enhances the story. The original story is contained in small booklets pocketed on each fold out. This would be perfect to read out loud, covering one section each night leading up to Christmas. I think this would capture the attention of even the most jaded child or adult. This is the first book by Chuck Fischer that I have ever seen, but it won't be my last.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aunt myra on December 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased 6 total of these books to present to the young couples in my family to read to their children at Christmas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wendy L. Hines VINE VOICE on September 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This beautiful re-imagining of Charles Dickens's timeless fable, A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book features artist Chuck Fischer's richly painted depictions of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, brought to life in intricate pop-up scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster.

I cannot say enough good things about Chuck Fisher's pop-up books!! A Christmas Carol is a timeless story, but now enriched in a pop up book! The colors are rich and vibrant, and the pop-ups are so creative and detailed. The paper they are printed on is thick and of high-quality, so it will last for many many years. Included with the book is a small pamphlet that details Charles Dicken's life. There are also five, removable booklets that have wonderful illustrations that have the entire text of A Christmas Carol. This is definitely a keepsake and one to treasure. It would be perfect for gift giving this upcoming holiday season or get one for yourself. It is truly a remarkable piece of art with a timeless story to show and tell again and again.
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