A Christmas Carol, the archetypal anniversary adventure of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from miser to mensch, is adapt for a new bearing with this 21st-century version told absolutely in texts, Facebook posts, and babble transcripts.
The awning sets the arena with Scrooge in his nightshirt, cutting the emoji face that suggests Munch’s The Scream. He is adverse Marley’s ghost, who bears a one-eyed emoji face with his argot afraid out. A Facebook post introduces the adventure with the account that Marley is dead, Scrooge inherits all, and the business will be accessible every day, including Christmas. Scrooge communicates with all the added characters, articular in a “Who’s Who” list with their own alone emojis. The Apparition of Christmas Past is represented by a billowing disc, the Apparition of Christmas Present is a captivated Christmas present (ha ha, get it?), and the Apparition of Christmas Yet to Come is the speak-no-evil–monkey emoji. Text-speak abbreviations are acclimated throughout the story, with a handy list of “The 411 for Those Not in the Know” added at the end. This abridged edition of Dickens’ adventure includes all the elements of the plot, distilled down to basics in the short, blunt address appropriate with texting. The amusement is often a bit like award active treasure, seeing access amid the characters and emojis in texts or advertent an alien activity by Scrooge, such as blocking someone’s texts.
This adroit call is allotment of the OMG Classics series. OMG, indeed. English chic may never be the same. (Graphic classic. 12 & up)
A Christmas Carol, one of the holiday’s greatest traditions told . . . in texts?!
Imagine: What if Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and the whole Cratchit family had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol!
One grouchy old man who can’t stop asking “How did you get this number?!”
Three ghosts who communicate in the most modern ways, including one who ONLY uses emojis!
And a status update with the most “likes” ever: God bless us, everyone!
This retelling will cure even the worst bout of Bah hummingbird! #darnyouautocorrect
A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it.
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- Author:Charles Dickens,Brett Wright,
- Publishing Date:2016-09-27
- Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers
- Number Of pages:112