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A Christmas Carol - Kid Classics

The Classic Edition Reimagined Just-for-Kids! (Kid Classic #7)

Book #7 of Kid Classics
Edited by Jeremy Hauck / Illustrated by Maïté Schmitt
Published by Whalen Book Works
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The timeless tale by Charles Dickens is now an illustrated storybook for children with Kid Classics: A Christmas Carol.

Humbug! On a cobblestone street in London, on a cold Christmas Eve, the wealthy, greedy Ebenezer Scrooge is staying late at work at his “counting-house,” keeping his clerk, poor Bob Cratchit, busy and cold and away from his family. But little does Scrooge know that his old business partner, Jacob Marley—dead for seven years—is about to pay him a ghostly visit! His intention: to warn Scrooge that three spirits, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, will be soon coming to see him, in order to convince him to change his ways before it’s too late! As Scrooge comes to see the mistakes he’s made, as only the three spirits can show him, he realizes that nothing is better than being loved by his family and his fellow people. In this gorgeously illustrated instant-hardcover classic, the true meaning of Christmas is brought to life!

Kid Classics: A Christmas Carol gives kids a chance to read Dickens’s classic short novel at their reading level—and come away with a greater appreciation for the spirit of Christmas! 

About The Author

Charles Dickens was a widely-loved English writer and is now considered by many the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Dickens wrote from experience: after his father was sent to debtors' prison, the young Dickens worked long days in a London factory.

About The Illustrator

Maïté Schmitt was born in a little town near Strasbourg in France, close to the German border. Her love of old animation movies inspired her to study illustration and animation. She has illustrated numerous books and worked on a short film, A priori, which combines two of her favorite things: books and bats. Say hello at

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