Scrooge #Worstgiftever (Hardcover)

By Charles Dickens, Brett Wright

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780399550645, 112pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2016



A Christmas Carol, one of the holiday's greatest traditions told . . . in texts?

Imagine: What if Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and the whole Cratchit family had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

One grouchy old man who can't stop asking "How did you get this number? "
Three ghosts who communicate in the most modern ways, including one who ONLY uses emojis
And a status update with the most "likes" ever: God bless us, everyone

This retelling will cure even the worst bout of Bah hummingbird #darnyouautocorrect

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it.

About the Author

BRETT WRIGHT has a BFA in creative writing and works full-time as a children's book editor in New York City. In college, he studied Shakespearean tragedy, which was sadly lacking in emoji. He loves receiving books during the holidays. Follow him on Twitter at @brettwright. CHARLES DICKENS was an English writer born in 1812. His best known works are Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and of course A Christmas Carol. He was a popular writer during his lifetime, producing fifteen novels, five novellas, and hundreds of short stories and articles. He is still recognized today as a literary genius.