Reviews for Christmas Carol
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring
This volume includes the complete text of Dickens's classic "ghostly little book." The familiar story is here illustrated by Lynch, who spares no detail in his work. His luminous watercolor and gouache pictures capture the many moods of the story, at times melancholy, spooky, and jubilant. The thoughtful design appropriately mimics that of a nineteenth-century tome. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Publishers Weekly Reviews 2006 September #4
P.J. Lynch's ghostly but pleasing Victorian-era illustrations grace Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, bringing new life to the text, with loosely rendered characters both sprite-like and haunting. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal Reviews 2006 October
Gr 5 Up Over the years, Dickens's holiday classic has been embellished by some of the finest artists around. Michael Foreman, Trina Schart Hyman, Greg Hildebrandt, and Lisbeth Zwerger are just a few of the luminaries who have taken on the challenge originally set by Arthur Rackham in 1915. Joining the list is Lynch, whose watercolor-and-gouache illustrations lavishly enhance this handsome edition, which includes the complete text. Ranging from spot art to full spreads, with something to savor on almost every page, they offer a real flavor of Victorian England and make the most of the inherent drama of the story. The gold-embossed spine and thick, textured paper contribute to the appeal of the package.Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library [Page 96]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.