"One Christmas Eve, in old London town, Ebenezer Scrooge looked out with a frown. ""Merry Christmas, Uncle!"" called his cheery nephew. ""Come join in our festive dinner, won't you?"" Charles Dickens's story, A Christmas Carol, is a traditional favorite for Christmastime. Retold in verse and accompanied by Caroline Pedler's evocative illustrations, this is a story to provoke thought about the meaning of Christmas and leave the reader with a warm Christmas glow."