Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is undeniably one of the most famous and unforgettable of Christmas stories, and is as familiar to children as it is to adults.
For a really special reminder of the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge and the spirit of all things Christmas, take a look at this stunning picture book illustrated by Christian Birmingham.
Birmingham, one of the hottest talents in children's publishing, brings a fresh eye to the old tale, using depth and passion in his bold, rich artwork with its breadth of blues adding further atmosphere to the tale of a bitter, unhappy man who is forced to look himself in the eye.
The black and white line drawings on each page of text are equally as impressive and add to the mood of the story, beautifully and clearly retold by Jane Parker Resnick.
This gloriously lavish version of the classic Christmas tale is perfect for sharing with younger children, and would make a truly special gift for almost anyone who enjoys the luxury of stunning illustration. (Age 5 and over) --Susan Harrison