Book 4, Cracked Classics - (A Christmas Carol)
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It’s the holiday season, and Devin and Frankie could use a lesson in selflessness—who better to teach them than Ebenezer Scrooge?
It’s Christmastime at Palmdale Middle School, and the sixth grade class has organized a holiday banquet for local families in need. Best friends Devin and Frankie are excited to eat, but they forgot to bring in food donations—and they didn’t read A Christmas Carol for English class. While the two fight over the library’s last copy of the book, the library’s magical security gates suddenly transport them straight into the classic novella, where they meet the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge! Mr. Scrooge is more than a little grouchy, but he’s in for a wake-up call when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
The two friends follow as the ghosts show Scrooge the consequences of all the selfish choices he’s made in his life. But Scrooge isn’t the only one in for a lesson; Devin and Frankie have a few things to learn about kindness and generosity, as well!
“The short chapters, often ending in cliff-hangers, make this a good read-aloud.” —School Library Journal on Trapped in Transylvania
Over the last two decades, Tony Abbott has written dozens of mysteries, comics, and adventure books for young readers aged six to fourteen, with series including Danger Guys, the Time Surfers, the Weird Zone, Underworlds, Goofballs, and the long-running fantasy series the Secrets of Droon. He is also the author of the fantasy epic Kringle and the realistic novels Firegirl (winner of the 2006 Golden Kite Award for Fiction), The Postcard (winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery), and Lunch-Box Dream. Among his latest novels is The Forbidden Stone, the first installment of the twelve-book saga the Copernicus Legacy. Tony has taught on the faculty of Lesley University’s MFA program in creative writing, is a frequent conference speaker and visitor to schools, and presents workshops to creative writers of all ages. His websites include www.tonyabbottbooks.com, www.thecopernicuslegacy.com, and the literary blog www.fridaybookreport.com.
- Level: Grades 3-6
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Jul 01, 2014
- Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 138 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, Cracked Classics