Charles Dickens: The Man who had Great Expectations Kindle

Charles Dickens: The Man who had Great Expectations Kindle

Charles Dickens: The Man who had Great Expectations [Read] ➳ Charles Dickens: The Man who had Great Expectations Author Diane Stanley – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Charles Dickens is one of the world s greatest and best loved writers To read Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, or Nicholas Nickleby is to be drawn into a society that still seems fresh and real Charles Dickens The Man PDF Ê is one of the world s greatest and best loved writers Charles Dickens: Epub / To read Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, or Nicholas Nickleby is to be drawn Dickens: The Man ePUB ☆ into a society that still seems fresh and real today nineteenth century London with its extraordinary extremes of wealth, progress, poverty, and despair Dickens captures it all in plots that are by turns wildly comical, wonderfully melodramatic, and tragic to the point of tears In his writing and later, in his dramatic readings, Charles Dickens was a master showman, mesmerizing the whole worldHis novels are stuffed to bursting with unforgettable characters like Mr Micawber, Ebineezer Scrooge, and Little Nell Most affecting are his portraits of children abused and abandoned by the Industrial Age David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Tiny Tim are mirrors that reflect the twisted values of their timeThe twists of Dickens s own life encompassed childhood suffering as well as international acclaim When he was twelve, his father was consigned to debtors prison and Charles to working in a blacking factory Not twelve years later The Pickwick Papers would propel him toward literary stardomIn their lovingly researched, incisively written biography, illustrated with a lushness and attention to period detail of which Dickens would have approved, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema illuminate his inspirations, his impact on nations of readers, and his gleaming genius that has only brightened with timeA handsome book on the beloved novelist Dickens s troubled, well documented life has plenty to interest childrenLucid, accessibleA lively, entertaining story for children who enjoy A Christmas Carol in its various guisesA must.


10 thoughts on “Charles Dickens: The Man who had Great Expectations

  1. Suki Suki says:

    My 6yo picked this book out from the library after reading A Christmas Carol over the Christmas season She loved learning about his life and now wants to readof his books


  2. Gordon Pennington Gordon Pennington says:

    Charles Dickens The Man Who Had Great Expectations is the story of Charles Dickens While having illustrations, this book almost reads as a mini novel The text is very wordy, and there is not any humor in this book It s the equivalent to reading a wikipedia page as far as excitement goes I can only recommend this book to the most avid Dickens fans, which I am betting are pretty rare at the elementary level.


  3. Christy Christy says:

    Charles Dickens is one of the world s greatest and best loved writers To read Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, or Nicholas Nickleby is to be drawn into a society that still seems fresh and real today nineteenth century London with its extraordinary extremes of wealth, progress, poverty, and despair Dickens captures it all in plots that are by turns wildly comical, wonderfully melodramatic, and tragic to the point of tears In his writing and later, in his dramatic readings, Charles Dick Charles Dickens is one of the world s greatest and best loved writers To read Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, or Nicholas Nickleby is to be drawn into a society that still seems fresh and real today nineteenth century London with its extraordinary extremes of wealth, progress, poverty, and despair Dickens captures it all in plots that are by turns wildly comical, wonderfully melodramatic, and tragic to the point of tears In his writing and later, in his dramatic readings, Charles Dickens was a master showman, mesmerizing the whole world.His novels are stuffed to bursting with unforgettable characters like Mr Micawber, Ebineezer Scrooge, and Little Nell Most affecting are his portraits of children abused and abandoned by the Industrial Age David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Tiny Tim are mirrors that reflect the twisted values of their time.The twists of Dickens s own life encompassed childhood suffering as well as international acclaim When he was twelve, his father was consigned to debtors prison and Charles to working in a blacking factory Not twelve years later The Pickwick Papers would propel him toward literary stardom.In their lovingly researched, incisively written biography, illustrated with a lushness and attention to period detail of which Dickens would have approved, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema illuminate his inspirations, his impact on nations of readers, and his gleaming genius that has only brightened with time.A handsome book on the beloved novelist Dickens s troubled, well documented life has plenty to interest children.Lucid, accessible.A lively, entertaining story for children who enjoy A Christmas Carol in its various guises.A must


  4. Joseph Hageman Joseph Hageman says:

    What a well written and and illustrated and entertaining short book about Dickens Great reading for young people who want to learn a lot Charles Dickens I hope my grandchildren will enjoy it as much as I did.


  5. Congetta Congetta says:

    Diane Stanley writes excellent biographies for children I would even recommend them for adults who wish to be introduced to a person It is obvious that she does extensive research I love how she quotes primary sources in her books This is an effective way to introduce primary research to children and as she writes in a narrative fashion, it is always interesting I think by reading biographies to my son, I have shown him that history and people studies can be fascinating.


  6. Leslie Bardo Leslie Bardo says:

    This book is a biographical picture book about the life of Charles Dickens It is an incredibly thought out portrayal of Dickens life and influence From the trials and tribulations to the joys and highs, you get to experience all of Dickens life After reading this biography, I have a better appreciation for his works His life started out in a middle class large family in London These were some of his happier years, playing with his siblings and attending school Everything was fine, but hi This book is a biographical picture book about the life of Charles Dickens It is an incredibly thought out portrayal of Dickens life and influence From the trials and tribulations to the joys and highs, you get to experience all of Dickens life After reading this biography, I have a better appreciation for his works His life started out in a middle class large family in London These were some of his happier years, playing with his siblings and attending school Everything was fine, but his father, John Dickens had a terrible habit of spendingmoney than they owned They moved nearly a dozen times during his childhood each time to smaller and smaller houses At one point in his childhood, John showed Charles the Gad s Hill Place, one of the most expensive houses in their community His father promised him that if he worked hard in life, he would be able to live in that house Little did young Charles know, he would eventually live and die in that home Unfortunately, his father was later arrested for being in such severe debt and was placed into a one room jail cell that his whole family lived in At this point, Charles dropped out of school and obtained a job at a blacking factory, where he covered pots with blacking shoe polish Although he was only twelve, he was forced to work 12 hours in a darkened room At this point, he was unable to live with his family because of his job, so he lived in a cheap boarding house alone, miserable, and tired At this point in his life, he really experienced such incredible despair and poverty that these elements are obvious in his works such The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations After his father and family were released from jail, they were able to send Charles to school again This is when things picked up and he eventually submitted a story to Monthly Magazine that got published His career took off and his success grew exponentially He was finally able to afford everything he needed He married a girl named Catherine, whom he had ten children with He claims that he never loved Catherine and regretted marrying her, but divorce was out of the question He actually was in love with her sister, Mary, but she passed away from a sudden heart attack Charles Dickens, through his successful career as an author, was able to have incredible life experiences later in life such as traveling to the States, throwing fabulous Christmas parties, and giving exclusive readings to highly important people He eventually passed away peacefully in the Gad s Hill Place, the place he had originally hoped to obtain I thought this book was incredibly fascinating and I think that this would be an absolutely necessity to have in the classroom because of Dickens influence on American literature today I would definitely purchase this book for a reference in my future classroom, as long as I would showcase some of Dickens literature in conjunction with it This is all why I am rating this book a 5 out of 5 stars


  7. Megan Nelson Megan Nelson says:

    When Charles Dickens was young, he went on a walk with his father, John Dickens, and his father showed him a beautiful house, Gad s Hill Place His father told him that if he worked hard, he could live in that house someday Charles Dickens grew up outside of London, but he and his family moved to London when his father got a new job when Charles was only ten years old, he had already moved six times Charles s father spentmoney than he earned, so he was put in prison until he paid off hi When Charles Dickens was young, he went on a walk with his father, John Dickens, and his father showed him a beautiful house, Gad s Hill Place His father told him that if he worked hard, he could live in that house someday Charles Dickens grew up outside of London, but he and his family moved to London when his father got a new job when Charles was only ten years old, he had already moved six times Charles s father spentmoney than he earned, so he was put in prison until he paid off his debt Charles had to work while his father was in prison, and he went from a well known school boy to a shabby working boy It is from his experience as a young worker that he got his inspiration from his famous novels he also got his inspiration from the streets of London and seeing the poor out on the streets Charles became very famous not only in England and America, but around the world I really liked this book I knew a little about Charles Dickens before reading this book, but now I know a lotabout him This book was full of interesting facts, and the words in this book were beautiful I love the quote on the last page that said, When at last you put down the book, it will be regretfully, like saying good bye to a friend after an exciting adventure together But you will also know that you can go back again anytime you want, and he will be there, waiting for you Charles Dickens put his life into his writing, and that is inspiring I could use this book in the classroom to talk about following your dreams and doing something you love like Charles and writing


  8. Alex Schuler Alex Schuler says:

    Have you ever wondered about the man behind beloved characters such as Oliver Twist, Ebenezer Scrooge, and David Copperfield In Charles Dickens The Man Who Had Great Expectations, Diane Stanley tells us his story, which shares many similarities to the stories he later wrote He died never finishing his last book, but the books he did finish did a lot to change the world, and have remained beloved by people to this day Since this text is meant to be read by younger readers, the simple yet fair Have you ever wondered about the man behind beloved characters such as Oliver Twist, Ebenezer Scrooge, and David Copperfield In Charles Dickens The Man Who Had Great Expectations, Diane Stanley tells us his story, which shares many similarities to the stories he later wrote He died never finishing his last book, but the books he did finish did a lot to change the world, and have remained beloved by people to this day Since this text is meant to be read by younger readers, the simple yet fairly formal language made the text easy to understand and remember It also makes the textinteresting and attention grabbing for younger readers, who might be hesitant to read a biography The illustrations were beautiful and detailed, which of course adds tremendously to the reader s understanding and interest in the story


  9. Lindsey Lindsey says:

    A good picture book to give readers some background about Charles Dickens The Illustrations do a great job illustrating the text and the author s life is interesting enough to read aloud over a week Here are some important events in Dickens life that students might find interesting He was one of eight children When he was 12, he was sent to work in a factor He worked 12 hour shifts His family was sent to debtors prison Dickens first love spurned him because of his lower class status D A good picture book to give readers some background about Charles Dickens The Illustrations do a great job illustrating the text and the author s life is interesting enough to read aloud over a week Here are some important events in Dickens life that students might find interesting He was one of eight children When he was 12, he was sent to work in a factor He worked 12 hour shifts His family was sent to debtors prison Dickens first love spurned him because of his lower class status Dickens was famous and a great public reader of his stories He was in a loveless marriage and fell in love with his sister in law How scandalous A good overview of an author that everyone has to be familiar with in HS British Literature


  10. Amber Amber says:

    This was a really enjoyable read for me TheI learn about Dickens, theI think I would like to learnabout him, and now Diane Stanley has me considering reading aextensive biography of him someday I d like to readof his writings first He must have been an interesting person There are some discussion points concerning some of his relationships, so as with some of her other books I don t necessarily think I d want to read this aloud to my younger ones, but it s fine This was a really enjoyable read for me TheI learn about Dickens, theI think I would like to learnabout him, and now Diane Stanley has me considering reading aextensive biography of him someday I d like to readof his writings first He must have been an interesting person There are some discussion points concerning some of his relationships, so as with some of her other books I don t necessarily think I d want to read this aloud to my younger ones, but it s fine for the older ones wunderstanding perhaps w a bit of discussion Bethany enjoyed this one, too, and my older girls both identified with his complaint of not being able to control the characters he imagined


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