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  • Published: 29 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780451479921
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $48.00

A Christmas Carol




Puffin Plated: a brand-new classics concept bringing together two favorite pastimes—reading and eating! Deluxe, full-color, illustrated editions of classic novels accompanied by a selection of recipes by high-profile chefs. Commemorating this classic Christmas tale on its 175th anniversary.

Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading Experience.

Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever collection of classics featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, plan your perfect Christmas feast with a carefully curated menu of [celebrity chef’s] favorite holiday dishes, from succulent baked ham to smashed root vegetables. And top it all off with fruitcake cookies and pecan pie. Celebrate the holiday with a good meal and a good book!

A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present, and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.

  • Pub date: 29 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780451479921
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $48.00

About the Authors

Roberto Innocenti

Roberto Innocenti was born in 1940 in Bagno a Ripoli, a small town near Florence. Never having attended art school, he went to Rome to work in an animation studio. Returning to Florence, he began designing books and illustrating film and theatre posters. He has illustrated Pinocchio, A Christmas Carol, J. Patrick Lewis's The Last Resort and Ruth Vander Zee's Erika's Story. He lives in Florence with his wife.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison.Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.


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