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Review of <i>A Boy Called Dickens</i> by D. Hopkinson, illustrated by John Hendrix

Title

Review of A Boy Called Dickens by D. Hopkinson, illustrated by John Hendrix

ISBN

978-0-375-86732-3

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Schwartz & Wade Books

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

This tale of Charles Dickens is based on the fragments known about his childhood. The author has added dialogue and tidbits from some of Dickens’ works to bring the story to life. The story will remind young readers that books and education are something to be treasured because school is much better than having to work ten hours a day, six days a week. The illustrations and text do a good job of bringing the reader into the world of 19th century London and the conditions and lifestyle of many of the characters that Dickens wrote about. This would be a good book to use as an introduction to the famous literary character of Charles Dickens. Highly recommended. Lillian Stevens, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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