A Boy Called Dickens | Little Lit Book Series

A Boy Called Dickens is a fictional account about a certain period of Charles Dickens’ childhood that he kept secret for many years.  Rich language and dynamic illustrations give the reader a sense of what it might have been like — dark, gritty, difficult and impoverished but also filled with hope.  His pencil and slate were “his most prized possessions” and he found joy in devouring books, “telling tales that held listeners spellbound”  and writing stories.  It’s an awe-inspiring and moving story about one of the greatest novelists of all time and is incredibly well done — don’t miss this one.

A Boy Called Dickens was written by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by John Hendrix and published by Schwartz & Wade.