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Charles Dickens and Friends

Five Lively Retellings

Marcia Williams (Retold by), Marcia Williams (Illustrator)


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"With small, teeming cartoon scenes so boisterous they frequently burst their borders, Williams catapults readers headlong through five of Dickens's best-known melodramas." — Kirkus Reviews

"OLIVER TWIST, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, DAVID COPPERFIELD, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL are distilled into six- to ten-page stories that include the bare rudiments of each plot and droll illustrations featuring dialogue taken directly from the original works, spilling out of the frames into the margins with additional witty commentary." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"A fresh retelling that makes a good story as well as an introduction to classroom reading assignments or school dramatizations." — KIRKUS REVIEWS

Candlewick, 9780763631987, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2006

About the Author

Marcia Williams has retold many classics for children, including GREEK MYTHS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY, TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE, and BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Of this book she says, "When I was at school, I had one teacher who was extremely fierce and angry. I was very frightened of her, except when she read the stories of Charles Dickens aloud. Through her, all his characters lived and I was transported to their Victorian world. I hope that readers will also enter the wonderful world of Charles Dickens through this book."