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11/11/10

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - A Pop Up Book

Description

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Pop Har/Bk edition (November 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031603973X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316039734
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MY THOUGHTS:
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

This is such a fantastic book.  I can't believe the amount of detail that is in this pop up book.  The art really enhances the story.  The original story is contained in small booklets pocketed on each fold out.  This would be perfect to read out loud, covering one section each night leading up to Christmas.  I think this would capture the attention of even the most jaded child or adult.  This is the first book by Chuck Fischer that I have ever seen, but it won't be my last. 




WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?

Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing address (no PO Boxes)
Contest ends on 11.26.10 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 11.27.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by Hatchette Book Group and ONE book will be available.
Only one winner per household address!

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37 comments:

  1. I would love to win this for my little guy. He love Christmas books.

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  2. This book looks beautiful, a real visual feast! When I went to Chuck's blog, I found he's done several other gorgeous pop-up style books, including a couple other Christmas ones and an Angel one. He is very talented.
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  3. I can't resist tossing in my hat for this one. My little guy LOVES pop up books, and this looks like a really great one. Classic!

    ~Lindy
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  4. Fischer's book, Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book (Little/Brown) was on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller list two years in a row, was featured on The Today Show and is currently in its third printing.

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  5. I love pop up books, it's a great way to spend some quality time with the wee ones.

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  9. I'd love to win this amazing book.
    Chuck is an amazingly talented Artist
    and Blessed in that talent.I found out that Chuck Fischer is a New York City artist whose paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. Many of his designs are in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Just amazing.
    Carol L.
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  15. From his site, an interesting couple of facts: he has a collection of crystal (Lenox)...and even a fabric, and wallpaper line!
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  24. This book sounds awesome! I've seen some great children's books coming out - nicely bound, lovely thick pages and rich illustrations - those are the kinds of children's books that make storytime wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Happy Thanksgiving!
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  36. A Christmas Carol is definitely my favorite Christmas stories and movies. The book looks like it really makes the story come to life and it's absolutely beautiful!
    I went to Chucks blog and saw that he has an interactive book app. He even has a Youtube video about an interactive version of A Christmas Carol that looks really cool.

    Thanks!

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    An email has been sent to the lucky person named above (first part of their email address in case my note ends up in spam). They have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
    Thanks to all who entered.

    Didn't win? Order your copy from my Amazon link:

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