Last of the Spirits: A Christmas Carol Reimagined PB
The Last of the Spirits
Chris Priestley (Author)
The Last of the Spirits is a fantastic reimagining of Charles Dickens’s tale A Christmas Carol. Told from the point of view of two poor London street children, Sam and Lizzie, it features the main characters of Dickens’s story – Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim and all. The story follows Sam and Lizzie as they encounter ghosts of the past, present and future, and is full of drama, scares and vital lessons about compassion and life choices.
Age Range: 9-11 Years
Paperback: 208 pages
Dimensions:12.9 x 1.7 x 20 cm
Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie are horrified to see the earth around one of the tombs begin to shift, shortly followed by the wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam’s journey led by terrifying spirits through the past, present and future, after which Sam must decide whether to take the man, Scrooge’s, life or not.
A perfectly layered, tense and supremely satisfying twist on one of Dickens' most popular books, cleverly reinvented to entice a younger readership.
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