Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Christmas Carol Pop-Up Book (Review & Giveaway)

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A Christmas Carol:Pop Up Book
By Charles Dickens, Chuck Fischer



About the Book:
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. The entire text of A Christmas Carol is reproduced in five removable, illustrated, keepsake booklets. An introductory booklet provides a biography of Dickens and an illustrated feature on the enduring appeal of this beloved story. The perfect gift, A Christmas Carol, now in pop-up form, will brighten the holidays for young and old.

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.

My thoughts:
We all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens's immortal classic, A Christmas Carol,in the story or movie form but this pop-up book is Fantastic! This book is absolutely beautiful. The workmanship is so descriptive. This would make a Great Gift for both children and Adults.

The book sells for $30.00 and you can purchase it at the Hatchette Book Group.

Or Win it!!! The Hatchette Book Group has offered one of my lucky readers a copy of A Christmas Carol Pop-Up Book.

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**Disclosure: I received this book free of charge from the Hatchette Book Group for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.**

51 comments:

rubynreba said...

The movie Chistmas Vacation always makes me laugh.
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Sandy said...

I'm still a fan of the old movies but I appreciate all version of A Christmas Carol including the Muppet version.

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Chip said...

My favorite movie memory is It's A Beautiful Life. We watch it every Christmas Eve as we wrap presents.
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Maureen said...

A Christmas Story is my favorite Christmas movie.
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Carol said...

National Lampoon's Christams Vacation is one of my favorites. My family is alot like them at christmas.

deb c said...

I like the book The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere.
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PoCoKat said...

I love the movie Polar Express.

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Crystal P said...

The night before Christmas, always loved it as a child!

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KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

My kids love the The Nightmare Before Christmas movie.

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Jen said...

My favorite Christmas movie memory was a few years ago, after I had been married. My family had just finished Thanksgiving dinner and were flipping the channels and stopped on one. It was really good, but most of us didn't recognize it. My sister asked, what is this? To which my husband answered incredulously: It's Miracle on 34th St! Hehe. It's one of my favorite movies now.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas memory is when my father came home from Vietnam! We were so excited and relieved to have him home!!!!
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samsakara said...

I like the book the paper bag Christmas

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Linda said...

It's always been a family tradition that we all watch It's A Wonderful Life together, it has to be our favorite Christmas movie!
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souldolphindream said...

Our favorite is our home is the Polar Express. Every christmas eve we read the book!

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Gretta said...

This is the Stable is one of my favorite Christmas books because it is beautifully illustrated, simply versed and easy for children to understand the true meaning of Christmas.

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Anonymous said...

Our family would watch "It's A Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve when I was younger!

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Teegan Briggs said...

Although it's a newer movie, Elf is my favorite Christmas movie. It makes me LOL every time, and it was also the very first movie my husband and I saw in a theater together :D

Darcie K. said...

I love the book The Night Before Christmas!
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Marci J said...

I love the book The Christmas Miracle of Johnathan Toomey - it's been a family favorite for many years!
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Carole Spring said...

My favorite Christmas book is The Night Before Christmas.
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susansmoaks said...

we always watch frosty the snowman at Christmas time
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carolpie said...

I like when Scrooge changes and becomes giving. So good.


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