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The Dickens Fellowship, London
Jan. 31, 2000
(This) new edition, so attractively and wittily illustrated by Robert Florczak, cannot fail to appeal to a new generation of readers. Charles Dickens himself would have been delighted to see Alice Rainbird's romance so beautifully realised.
School Library Journal
Dickens' marvelously descriptive turns of phrase and Florczak's pencil and oil illustrations bring to life this story of an endearing and rambunctious Victorian family. The realistic tintype complexions and meticulous outlines of the characters play against detailed backgrounds that artfully blend the prosaic with the fantastic. Unusual and beautifully rendered in words and pictures, this is a fine addition to a unit of literary fairy tales, a droll introduction to Dickens, and an example of purely entertaining wish fullfillment.
October 9, 2000
Glowing color illustrations by Robert Florczak infuse the Victorian setting with just a hint of romance, while the dramatic perspectives and use of silhouettes are coolly contemporary.
January 1, 2001
...a fantasy...as interpreted in Florczak's lively and suitably stylized illustrations. The characters are depicted with a soft-edged realism that sometimes has the quality of tinted photographs, while the colors, settings, and composition are more reminiscent of an old volume of nursery rhymes. A quirky but amusing interpretation of Dickens' tale in a handsome, large format book.