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Steampunk Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Book Review and #Giveaway


        There should be no secret that my family likes to celebrate holidays in a unique way from others.  We pride ourselves in not always following trends or following the expectations society puts on all of us.  It's what makes us special in our own way.  It's because of that belief that while we celebrate Christmas following the same traditions we've learned from our families, we like to add our own personality.


        We usually do this through decor and of course a few other private traditions.  So when we were asked to review the book, Steampunk Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, I thought it would be an adorable way to show the kids a different side to Christmas.

        The synopsis says, "Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol tells the time-honored tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, whose encounters with the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come lead him to examine his bitter existence. Haunting steampunk illustrations by acclaimed artist Zdenko Basic accompany the original story, transforming this Christmas classic like never before. Images of steam-powered machinery, a chilling industrial London, and ornate mechanical gears come together as Scrooge travels through his life on Christmas Eve night.

Additionally, Charles Dickens’ celebrated short stores, “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton” and “A Christmas Tree” are included and paired with equally enchanting steampunk illustrations. Those of us who cherish each holiday with Dickens in our hearts—the man who has linked the Christmas spirit with love, forgiveness, and charity—will treasure this rare collector’s edition for this Christmas and many to come."

        I think the kids definitely enjoyed this one as it was.  I loved the detail in the pictures as it felt like we were even watching a movie while reading.  I love the story of Scrooge and the fact that I was able to share it siting with my kiddos.  Everyone needs to learn to appreciate life, treating others as they would want to be treated.

Giveaway:  Running Press is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers Steampunk Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol book to have of their own!
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