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A Christmas Carol

Young Reading Series 2
A Christmas Carol

  • The classic Dickens story retold for children growing in reading confidence.
  • Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever.
  • Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.
  • Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.


Key Stage: KS1; Age 6+

Lexile Measure: 630L

Book Band: 11 - Lime

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746058572
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Hardback and CD:
Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9780746089026
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore

Illustrator: Alan Marks

Press Reviews

Shows it is never too late to change your evil ways, and how seeing your past, present and future can change how you look at things.
The Guardian

Reader Reviews

A Christmas Carol
I really liked A Christmas Carol because it was a sad story of a very mean man but had a great happy ending. Charles Dickens had lots of great ideas with the ghosts showing how nasty Ebenezer Scrooge was being to everyone and how he needed to be a better man.

Katie Moore, 18th December 2011
A Christmas Carol
I really enjoyed reading A Christmas Carol because Scrooge turned into a really nice person at the end and looked after Tiny Tim.

Jack Frings, 11th December 2011
A Fun Christmas Read!
A Christmas Carol is a really interesting story with three spirits and a very merry Christmas ending. This is a cool book to read because it makes you think about being kind to other people.

Carina Macdonald, 11th December 2011