Review: A Christmas Carol (Easy Classics)

Title: A Christmas Carol (Easy Classics)
Author: Charles Dickens, Philip Gooden, Pipi Spósito (illustrator)
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: October 15, 2020
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Who can help a mean old man to love Christmas? How about a ghost? (…or three!)

Scrooge’s heart is colder than snow, he’s richer than half the banks in England and meaner than, well, everyone. But when three seriously spooky ghosts turn up to take him on an adventure through time, he soon learns that being cold isn’t cool. Can he change his ways before it’s too late?


Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumpy old man. He doesn’t treat his employees well, and he doesn’t celebrate Christmas. On Christmas Eve, the ghost of his former colleague visits him. Scrooge will see three ghosts that night to show him his Christmas past, present, and future. These ghosts persuade Scrooge to change his ways.

This is a great children’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol. The language was simplified and easier to read for children. There were cartoon style illustrations to go along with the story, which demonstrated what was happening in the story.

This version of the story was a little more optimistic and not as depressing as the original story. Scrooge’s employee, Bob Cratchit, still struggled to give his family a happy Christmas, but their suffering wasn’t as prominent in the story. This made the story focus more on Scrooge’s transformation from a mean man to kind hearted.

I really liked this adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Thank you Sweet Cherry Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

The Old Curiosity Shop (Easy Classics) by Charles Dickens, Philip Gooden, Pipi Spósito (illustrator)

Have you read A Christmas Carol? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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