The Christmas MouseBook - 2003
Ben doesn't care about Christmas and thinks there's nothing better in the world than a candied plum. That is until one Christmas Eve, when he is visited by a mysterious stranger who sets him a night-time challenge that leads to his chance discovery of the value of friendship and the true meaning of Christmas . . . This book is inspired by A Christmas Carol, the famous tale of the haunting of Ebenezer Scrooge, written by Charles Dickens in 1843. He hoped it would move the public to take better care of impoverished children, for he had witnessed the hard lives of many young people and had himself been neglected as a child. Published in November of that year, the first edition met with tremendous success and sold out by Christmas Eve. Ever since, generations of children and adults have been touched by Dickens' unforgettable Christmas present to the world, originally subtitled A Ghost Story of Christmas.
Publisher: London : Red Fox, 2003, c1996
Branch Call Number: P FOR
Characteristics: 38 p. : col. ill