Search Results: "Carol A. Cole"


BOOK REVIEW

A SATAN CAROL by Alan S. Kessler
Released: Dec. 26, 2011

"Fans of the macabre will enjoy this novel approach to a timeless struggle."
Set during the Great Irish Famine of the mid-1800s, first-time author Kessler's tale of horror centers on an unforgiving landlord and his quest for the "golden soul." Read full book review >

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A MIDNIGHT CAROL by Patricia K. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A much better book than another Christmas tale Dickens penned about this time (see The Life of Our Lord, below)."
Poor Charley Dickens! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A unique, ageless Yuletide treasure for fans and collectors alike."
A perennial holiday favorite is immortalized with a singular trade edition of the original manuscript. Read full book review >

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A CAROL FOR CHRISTMAS by Ann Tompert
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Pleasant, but not destined to become a holiday classic. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-8)"
This version of the birth of the carol ``Silent Night'' stars a crew of hungry church mice, whose nibbling at the organ keys forces pastor Joseph Mohr and his organist, Franz Guber, to write a new song for the Christmas service, a song suitable for guitar accompaniment. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The lessons Scrooge learned are still valuable and worthy of passing along to younger readers, who can meet these famous characters and learn the origin of the oft-quoted 'Humbug!' (Picture book. 6-12) "
Gloomy old Scrooge glowers menacingly from the cover in this lavishly illustrated abridgement of the beloved Christmas story. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This abridgement makes the original story accessible to a wide age range and would be a fine preparation for families preparing to attend a theatrical production of A Christmas Carol. (Picture book. 7-12)"
The beloved Christmas classic is skillfully adapted for this simplified introduction to the tale, amplified by large-format art from the illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"More colorful, if less scholarly, than The Annotated Christmas Carol (1989), this is not only well-suited to assignment-driven reading, but is likely to entice some new young fans into the Dickensian fold. (Fiction. 11+)"
Over 150 years old, it is no surprise that Dickens's classic tale is filled with details and references that have become obscure—and so, voila! Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This retelling will be most successful if it spurs readers on to the original. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This simplified version of the classic is a straightforward piece of work, sticking to the grand elements of the storyline: The miserly Scrooge gets his Christmas eve comeuppance from Marley and the three ghosts, sees the folly of his parsimonious ways, and becomes a changed man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD by Eric Bell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The potential horrors of white, middle-class, suburban public school are well-documented and creatively managed here, though readers could easily come away either contented or depressed. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Alan Cole starts out as a coward but doesn't end as one in this harrowing but inspiring debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PENGUIN LADY by Sherry Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"A lightweight, undistinguished addition to the flock of similar penguin profiles. Some newly fledged readers may waddle its way. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A parade of penguin species, overlaid by a veneer-thin storyline. Read full book review >

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A Digital Carol – A Tale for Our Generation by Adolphus Writer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 19, 2014

"A unique, if uneven, version of a holiday fixture."
Writer's (Tragic Wonders, 2013, etc.) novella reimagines Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol as a cautionary sci-fi tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A good time from Greenwald (My Fabulous New Life, 1993, etc.) and a painless lesson in the true meaning of beauty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Witty, engaging Rosy Cole has discovered real beauty in her new friend, Christi McCurry. Read full book review >