Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story

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A Goosebumps Christmas Carol and it's not a great one. It's also not the worst. I was hoping for a little more comedy.  I think it is a good enough adaptation to use a compare/contrast with the actual Dickens story. Maybe it would work as a gateway to bring kids to Dickens- I'm not sure. 

Rick Scroogeman hates Christmas with a passion. That stupid movie means he gets called “Scrooge” all month long. And his birthday is also on Christmas Day so his parents use it as an excuse to only buy him one set of presents. On the other hand, Scroogeman thinks he is the funniest kid at his school; he’s not a bully, he thinks, he’s just having fun with his friends. That's where the three ghosts come into play.

 

Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story By RL Stine

Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.