Title: A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book
Author: Chuck Fischer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Pop edition
Publication Date: November 10, 2010
Hardcover: 12 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction
From the Publisher:
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 Christmas Season is rapidly approaching and for me, while growing up, the season always begins with going to the Guthrie Theatre and watching A Christmas Carol. I no longer live near the Guthrie, yet every year I read Charles Dickens’ classic novel. This year I have stumbled upon an absolute treasure that any book collector, young and old, must have; Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book by Chuck Fischer. How many readers rolled their eyes when they read “pop-up book”? It is alright; one usually thinks of such books for young children, but rest assured this is not just any book! Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol is expertly crafted in 3-D through the delicate and intricate paperwork of Bruce Foster and the vividly and painstakingly detailed painted images of Chuck Fischer which bring alive the timeless classic. Charles Dickens’ classic is not only brought to life but the story is broken down into five mini-books, each book removable and beautifully detailed. Words alone cannot do justice to this marvelous and expertly crafted book and I shall include links in my post for viewers to visit the Publisher’s site to see part of this beautiful book. I would not hesitate to recommend A Christmas Carol: A Pop Up Book to every book lover young and old.
I received a complimentary copy of A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book by Chuck Fischer from Hachette. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.