Wednesday, November 5, 2014

God Bless Us Every One!

TITLE: God Bless Us, Every One!

By: John Rhys-Davies, Brandon Dorman

Pubisher: Shadow Mountain and Morman Tabernacle Choir
Page Count: 32 pages
Genre: Christmas Picture Book
Format: Hardcover with DVD
DATE: October 14, 2014

As Charles Dickens dipped his pen and began to write the classic tale A Christmas Carol in the autumn of 1843, the spirit of the story captured his heart and mind in an extraordinary way. Dwindling sales of his previous books had resulted in a desperate financial situation for Dickens, who had used much of his income to support worthy causes and needy family members. But the book which he had intended as a quick solution to his problems turned out to be much, much more.

This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story behind the writing of Dickens's most famous work and reveals how he discovered the spirit of Christmas for himself with a little help from his own literary characters.

GOD BLESS US EVERY ONE! is the story behind the story. Moving, heart-rendering, I felt for Dickens as he struggled to help his family and deal with all life's crisis but then the spirit moved in a powerful way to help him create a timeless classic that restored his faith. 

If you are a fan of  A Christmas Carol then you will want to know the story behind the story. Done in an attractive hardcover book, (coffee table?) that will be sure to please any fan of Dickens' work or Christmas. Also includes a sample DVD of the Mormon Tabernacles rendition of it, the complete DVD sells separately for $24.95. $17.35 hardcover. 

 About the Author and Illustrator:

John Rhys-Davies is one of modern cinema's most recognizable character actors, best known for his role as the ax-wielding dwarf Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has gained widespread fame on British television and received an Emmy Award nomination for his work in the television miniseries Shogun.

Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller The Wizard. His work has appeared in children’s books and on numerous covers, including the Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop War series.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review! This is worth checking out!

Judy B