Thursday, April 19, 2018

What's So Special About Dickens? by Michael Rosen - ADVISABLE

Rosen, Michael What's So Special About Dickens? 149 pages. NON-FICTION Candlewick Press, 2001. $15  

A thorough light read about Charles Dickens, his life and stories. Beginning with his famous tour of the US, then a short, but relatively complete life sketch and explanation of London and society at the time. A summary of 3 of his most famous books - A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, then an examination of his writing through Great Expectations.  

This is a great source for an independent read, or even for a teacher who needs a quick refresher on the life and times of Charles Dickens. Includes a timeline, bibliography, and index.

EL, MS - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian

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