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(out of 5 reviews)
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Parent of a 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, and 13 year old Written byRitaJ10 November 14, 2009
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9
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What other families should know
Great messages
Parent of a 4 and 7 year old Written byhannahrose April 28, 2011
AGE
9
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Read Aloud on December Evenings

There is no better author for putting words into sentences than Charles Dickens! The only better Christmas story than this iconic classic is the real one! Great family tradition to read through this book each December. It is a bit scary for younger kids, and maybe for 8 and 9 year olds with fear issues.

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Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 2, 5, 9, and 10 year old Written bylynnlovesicecream December 11, 2009
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9
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For good readers over age 9.

Reading the classics is great experience when they are well-written. Sure, it's challenging but we want their brains to be stretched a lot more than Diary of a Wimpy Kid, right?

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Educational value
Great messages
Adult Written byLowe's man January 6, 2014
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6
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not to be missed

This story is about more than just Christmas itself. It's also about how past life experiences can make you the kind of person you are later in life. It's also about the power to redeem and change yourself. One will see how early life experiences made Ebeneezer Scrooge who he was as an adult, as well as how he changed once he used his willpower to do so. There's also a lesson about treating employees fairly, as Bob Cratchit was a lot happier at the end, when Scrooge treated him a lot better. Republicans would do well to read this book over again. Once they do they'll see why we need to raise minimum wage. The last time it was enough to live on was when Jimmy Carter was President. Since Ronald Reagan refused to raise it, it's obvious he never read this book.