The next book in our Literature Disguised as Fun series will be Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. On the backcover I’ve written:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is probably the most famous Christmas story after the most famous of all: the birth of Jesus.
Written in 1843 A Christmas Carol became an instant success and is still one of the most endeared Christmas stories ever written.
This edition of A Christmas Carol includes a brief introduction, the full unabridged text, the King James Version of the events that inspired the story, discussion questions, an analysis of the story, illustrations from the original publications (some with humorous talk bubbles), great art (with talk bubbles) and memes.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a creative bio of the author where Mr. Draeger is visited by four ghosts (and he doesn’t even believe in ghosts). Three of them take him to see the life of the great novelist: his childhood, adulthood and old age. Did this really happen? What? You don’t believe me? Read the book and find out.
Who could forget Scrooge’s rendition of Bah Humbug sung to the tune of Jingle Bells? You won’t forget it, because you haven’t seen it yet. It is doubtful, however, if after singing “Bah Humbug” that you’ll ever forget it. Parents surely won’t forget it, though they may want to.
But enough of that. You want to see the cover. This may change but here it is for now.