The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge

The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge

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A sequel to "A Christmas Carol" set twenty years after Scrooge's famous reformation finds him teaming up with a returning cast of ghosts to help the restless spirit of Jacob Marley make amends to victimized associates in order to find peace.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780525429104
0525429107
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lovett 2015
Characteristics: xiv,107 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Dickens, Charles 1812-1870 Christmas carol

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IrishMoon
Feb 27, 2016

Excellent! Very thought provoking!

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sandraperkins
Dec 12, 2015

This book is so derivative of A Christmas Carol that I found it annoying. If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, do not waste your time with this book; just reread A Christmas Carol (or read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!). (At least this book is short, so I did not waste much time reading it.)

FindingJane Dec 02, 2015

What could be more appropriate to the season than another peek into that famous work of Mr. Charles Dickens, the piece about a nasty old miser who learns to open his heart and his wallet to his fellow travelers to the grave? Here Mr. Lovett has crafted a sequel so true to “A Christmas Carol” that it oftentimes reads like fanfiction. But it is lovingly rendered fanfiction, with a keen eye to details, of the London that existed when Dickens first penned his beloved classic and the past and present environs. The conditions that informed Boz’s own urges for reforms are laid out here in aspects so grim you can almost feel the dirt under your nails.

The poor are ever with us, as someone else pointed out, and no one is more aware of that than Mr. Scrooge. But Scrooge’s attentions to his fellow man have caused him to be considered more of a loon than a beneficiary. (Shouting “Merry Christmas!” every day, even in the heat of June, will get you that kind of reputation.) He becomes more of an irritant than a joyful sight to the many adults he meets, especially once his funds run out due to his constant eleemosynary actions.

So what’s a giddy old codger to do when he sees that his giving spirit isn’t reflected in those around him? Summon the spirits, what else! The story takes predictable turns but with unpredictable characters and Mr. Lovett gives it more than a touch of originality as he winds his considerable knowledge of 19th-century England with snatches from some other familiar Dickensian works. This isn’t just a tired re-working of an old classic but a blast of fresh, crisp Christmas air. If this doesn’t get read to children (or at least made into yet another Christmas television special) as much as its inspiration does, then someone is missing a great opportunity.

So prop up your feet. Gather the children around the fire while digging into the plum pudding. It’s time to read what old Scrooge has been up to since Marley first dragged his chains across his living room floor.

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