A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book

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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...

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Overview

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.

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When Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843, its author was pleased by the sales (the first edition sold out in six days), but disappointed by his profits. He could have scarcely imagined that his novella would continue to be a holiday bestseller 167 years later. The latest incarnation of this classic is the deluxe keepsake edition, complete with Dickens' timeless text, Chuck Fischer's evocative drawings and Bruce Foster's artfully intricate pop-up scenes of Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all the rest. Think of it as the star on top of the tree.

Gene Shalit
" 'Marvelous' - filled with marvels - is the appropriate word for Chuck Fischer's rendition of Dickens's A Christmas Carol."
From the Publisher
". . . by far one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen."
Evolving Beings

" 'Marvelous' - filled with marvels - is the appropriate word for Chuck Fischer's rendition of Dickens's A Christmas Carol."—Gene Shalit

Evolving Beings
". . . by far one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen."
Dallas Morning News
PRAISE FOR ANGELS:

"Filled with exquisite detail...Angels is a collection of Fischer's magnificent artistry."

Sacramento Book Review

"What an incredible, ornate, extravagant work of art is Chuck Fischer's Angels!.... I'm amazed at the level of sophistication with which these images were wrought. I don't recall seeing a pop-up book this intricate when I was a young boy. I must say in complete honesty, this work is superlative.... This is a superb gift book."

Kansas Alumni magazine
"Any festive, fireside gathering would be all the richer with Angels in its midst."
Evolving Beings
". . . by far one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316039734
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 44,021
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens

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.

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Christmas Carol fans will love this.

    ****We gave this book as a hostess gift - and it started great conversations on when various people had seen their first/favoite Christmas Carol play/movie/book. Also good for story telling with all ages.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2010

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    Amazing, Intricate Work

    If you look up this book on a book seller site, it will say Pop-Up book. But calling what Chuck Fischer does with paper pop-up is like saying the ocean is a bit wet. He calls it paper engineering and that is a much more accurate term.

    Fischer has retold Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol with magically intricate paper art. Each page unfolds to amazing figures that leap off the page. The images are amazingly detailed and take the reader to Victorian England. Each page also has an insert booklet where the reader can read related chapters from Dicken's novel.

    Fischer has done images for the title page (a Victorian London street scene), You Will Be Haunted by Three Spirits (a ghost trailing chains and weights, The Ghost Of Christmas Past (a spirit rising from a candle), The Ghost of Christmas Present (a harvest king with a magnificent feast is portrayed), The Last Of The Spirits (a towering black figure which fills the viewer with awe), and God Bless Us Every One (showing Scrooge and Tiny Tim in a glorious conclusion)

    Chuck Fischer is an artist whose designs have been replicated world-wide in paintings, holiday ornaments and home furnishings. His designs include wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He has done six previous paper engineering books. I was lucky enough to get a copy of his glorious Angels last year. These books are destined to become family heirlooms for the joy they bring to the viewer and are highly recommended for all readers, whether young or young at heart.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    AMAZING

    I am a huge Christmas Carol fan. This was the best Christmas present ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great gift for a young girl

    Hope granddaughter will enjoy it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Beautiful Pop-Ups

    I collect pop-up books and am glad I have this in my collection.

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    Posted February 12, 2011

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