By Karen Chutsky
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: (first published in 1843) 1962-Scholastic Books
In 1834 Charles Dickens gave a Christmas present to the world that keeps on giving when he penned the book "A Christmas Carol."
It’s simple message being — the importance of caring about others for the sake of one’s own soul.
Ah, Old Dickens, a man atop the food chain of early English literature.