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Literary Friday: A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 18, 2020


Happy Literary Friday, My Lovelies!  Christmas is only one week away!  I can't wait!  Today I'm sharing a very cute edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  :D  It would make a very nice stocking stuffer for the bibliophile on your Christmas list!

According to Goodreads:

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man with no friends or family to love him - he's just so miserable and bitter! One freezing cold Christmas Eve, Marley's Ghost pays Scrooge a visit and an eerie night-time journey begins. The Christmas spirits are here to show Scrooge the error if his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, will Scrooge learn to love Christmas and the others around him?

My Review:

I try to re-read this classic every five years or so.  I know y'all are familiar with this classic, and even if you've never read it before I'm sure you've seen one of the many adaptations.  Instead of reviewing the story, I will review this particular edition.

When I first saw this Puffin Chalk Edition of the book, I wanted to purchase a copy for our home library.  I loved the size and cover art.  I am a sucker for beautiful book covers!

According to the website,  Puffin Chalk is a whimsical series of classic novels featuring unique, beautiful chalk art cover illustration.

 Nice collection, don't you think?
The Puffin Chalk Editions are all middle grade books.

One thing about A Christmas Carol that sometimes frustrates younger readers is the Victorian London vernacular.  After all, "negus" isn't a word most readers are familiar with.  This adorable edition has a handy Dickensian Glossary in the back of the book.  Unusual words and phrases are included.

back cover

In my opinion, the Puffin Chalk editions make beautiful gifts for anyone who appreciates pretty book covers and classic literature.  They're compact (5" X 7"), so they would fit in a stocking, and the price is right at $7.99.  Although paperback, these editions have book flaps, and the pages are deckled.

If you can, support your local Indie bookstore.  Many of them have curbside service now.  Below is an IndieBound link for purchasing the book.  NOTE:  I have never made any money for my links.  I like to promote IndieBound because I like to support small businesses and buy local.  Small businesses have been hurt the most (by design) during this pandemic, yet big box stores and Amazon have thrived.

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Until next time...

Bah, humbug!
Merry Christmas!
Ricki Jill


  1. I love getting out old books for the holidays...or any day but these new covers are gorgeous! Holiday hugs!

  2. Super cute. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend. xoxo

  3. Those book covers are really delightful!!

  4. I should whip out my copy! This is a cute edition!


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