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A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel (American English, Quick Text Edition) Paperback – November 25, 2008
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About the Author
David Roach is a British comic book artist and writer, working for companies including 2000AD, Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. He is associate editor of US magazine Comic Book Artist, and has edited many books on comic books and illustration.
Mike Collins has a long career in comics publishing working on both creator-owned and licensed properties, including contributions to "Batman, Superman, Justice League, Uncanny X-Men", among others. Mike lives in Wales, England. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
I had purchased a few cheap illustrated versions of A Christmas Carol for Kindle and was let down. This version had me glued to every page to enjoy again this Dicken's classic in a graphic novel format.
At the back of the book is wealth of background information on the author including a five page biography and a family tree for Charles Dickens as well as a two page timeline of his life. Two pages about the true history of England and its relevance to the story is provided as well as two more pages on the history of the celebration of Christmas in England including changes in the Victorian Era. Lastly two pages explain the writer's and artist's process to transform a book from traditional text to create a graphic novel format telling of the story. These sections are interesting (not boring) and are worthy of reading (not just by school teachers to create lesson plans although they could be used for that). The information about the history of England and Christmas celebrations was insightful to put the fictional story into context.
The illustrations are in full color and the illustrations are of high quality. This reminds me of the high quality, modern superhero graphic novels with the classic shift in perspectives, different sized boxes, and going back and forth from farther back to extreme close-up's.Read more ›
This is certainly the case with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Classical Comics' new graphic novel edition offers a welcome new glimpse into this classic story. Even after many readings of the original and viewings of numerous movie and television versions, I found this graphic novel to be fresh, thoughtful and quite moving. The writers and artists have presented the story with all the warmth and dignity it deserves.
I was also impressed with the respect for the original language and story line that are kept remarkably intact in this edition.
An enjoyable read for all ages this Christmas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fair graphic novel. My students enjoyed reading it. However, they enjoyed the movie on YouTube better.Published 22 months ago by Marie Rush
This is the second classic comic that I have read, and I find this one of the best graphic adaptations I have read so far. Read morePublished on January 4, 2011 by Elvin Ortiz
If a person is looking for the top of the line classic, graphic novel this would be a great book for them. Read morePublished on December 10, 2010 by cuzzo
I read this book as part of an assignment in a writing class. I was fairly unfamiliar with graphic novels before reading this book and I am glad I started with this one because it... Read morePublished on December 4, 2010 by Joseph Brown
I say well done! I had to read both the classic version of A Christmas Carol and the graphic novel version for my Writing class as a freshman in college. Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by Laura Ewalt