Tuesday 16 October 2012

TT - Dickens His Work and His World

 Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures.  I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books out there hiding on shelves so I invite you to blog about a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library and add your post to Learning All the Time Favourite Resource Link Up

This week ...

I am super excited about this discover at our library and have now purchased it to have in mine.  It's a beautiful book well written and easy to read.  It's definitely one that Charlotte Mason would call a living book. It is engaging and easy to understand without twaddle and family friendly.  Wonderful read aloud and the illustrations bring this story to life. 

Book Depository Description - What the Dickens is all the fuss? Take a lively look at an author whose indelible characters live on in our language and culture -- and whose legacy shapes our literature to this day. Join award-winning author, critic, and anthologist Michael Rosen for a spirited tour of the life and work of one of our greatest novelists. With stunning illustrations by Robert Ingpen, this accessible, child-friendly book vividly re-creates the world of Charles Dickens, from the author's childhood in London to his early career, his performances, and, of course, the great social and political upheavals of the time, which inspired so much of his work. Michael Rosen's vibrant discussion covers some of the best-known novels by Dickens, describing OLIVER TWIST, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and DAVID COPPERFIELD, and providing a fascinating detailed analysis of GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

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1 comment:

  1. Your find is one of my favourite intro books to Dickens - Ingpen's art work is exquisite!

    (Love your TT posts!!)


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