"God bless Us, Every One!" brings images of the Christmas Spirit into the mind of children of all ages. Read this classic Christmas story to your children and make it a family tradition. A true Christmas story about the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge form a miserly old grump to a charitable man filled with the Christmas Spirit. And it only took the visit of four ghosts! After being warned by his deceased partners, Jacob Marley, ghost Scrooge is visited by three additional. These visits lead Scrooge through a transformation where in the end he is filled with joy and love. This is a classic Christmas tale worthy of becoming a family reading tradition.
In the history of English literature, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, which has been continuously in print since it was first published in the winter of 1843, stands out as the quintessential Christmas story. What makes this charming edition of Dickens's immortal tale so special is the collection of 80 vivid illustrations by Everett Shinn (1876-1953). Shinn, a well-known artist in his time, was a popular illustrator of newspapers and magazines whose work displayed a remarkable affinity for the stories of Charles Dickens, evoking the bustling street life of the mid-1800s. Printed on heavy, cream-colored paper stock, the edges of the pages have been left rough, simulating the way in which the story might have appeared in Dickens's own time. Though countless editions of this classic have been published over the years, this one stands out as particularly beautiful, nostalgic, and evocative of the spirit of Christmas.