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Dean Morrissey - A CHRISTMAS CAROL -  TRADEBOOK Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Dean Morrissey

$17.95

TRADEBOOK
Image Size: 9"w x 11"h.
Published: September 2001







Probably one of the most beloved Christmas stories in history, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has it all: heroes, villians, ghosts, time travel, long-lost love and a happy ending. With worldwide appeal, this story continues to captivate generation after generation.

Since it was originally published in 1843, "A Christmas Carol" has become an irreplaceable part of our culture. Stephen Krensky's careful abridgement of Dickens' words is complemented by new artwork by one of today's best loved illustrators, Dean Morrissey, author and illustrator of "Ship of Dreams" and "The Christmas Ship." This is an edition of "A Christmas Carol" that will certainly become a classic in its own right.


Dean Morrissey
Dean Morrissey has been drawing and creating characters since his childhood in Boston. Inspired by Disney matte paintings and comic book heroes early on, he grew to appreciate the works of the masters, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pyle and N.C. Wyeth. Morrissey worked a variety of job until deciding to paint full time in the late 1970’s. He worked as a freelance book cover illustrator for over 15 different publishers in New York and won numerous awards. Morrissey is self taught, and considers the demands of cover illustration to have been his “art school”. In 1991, Morrissey began to paint some images from a story that he was creating. His books include Ship of Dreams Harry N Abrams (1994), The Great Kettles: A Tale of Time Harry N Abrams (1997), The Song of Celestine Little, Brown and Co. (1998), The Christmas Ship HarperCollins (2000), A Christmas Carol Greenwich Workshop Press (2000), The Moon Robber HarperCollins (2001), The Winter King HarperCollins (2002), and The Monster Trap HarperCollins (2004). His awards include The Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for The Great Kettles, The Chesley Award for The Light Ship (2002), and he is a current nominee for this year’s Chesley Award for Anna of the Celts (2003). Morrissey lives with his wife Shan and his son on the South Shore of Massachusetts.

 

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