Are times bad? Did you say humbug? KBN brings back the world's most beloved scrooge!

Just 166 years later A Christmas Carol – the holiday classic by Charles Dickens – is back and now republished for free in five episodes on the new Kids' Book Network.
A new 166-year-old classic comes to KBN for Christmas.
A new 166-year-old classic comes to KBN for Christmas.
Spread the Word
Listed Under

Free Books
Free Printables
Literacy Development


Los Angeles - California - US

Dec. 1, 2009 - PRLog -- Marking the publication of KBN's second literary classic after the Wizard of Oz, the new release of the special holiday work A Christmas Carol also marks  KBN's first cooperative publication with one of America's leading academic libraries.
   The classic tale of redemption by Charles Dickens was first published in a British newspaper, in a serialized format, in 1843. Now republished on the internet just in time for Christmas – again in a "serialized," five-part format – KBN's special edition of the story was carefully prepared by scholars at the University of Virginia Library and has been made available to KBN readers with their kind permission.
  Meanwhile, KBN continues to introduce change and innovation in its unique free-books media concept.
  Beginning in January teachers – and everyone else – will also be able to download many of KBN's free books in a convenient powerpoint show format for dramatic classroom projection, so a whole class of children can enjoy reading together at the same time. The teacher can pace the "page-turning" to the next page, just like any on-paper book, to match the readiness of her class to move forward to the next idea in the story.
   Now, after just three months, KBN is already receiving an increasing volume of site visitors, said KBN executives, as well as beginning to see more and more institutional support. More and more teachers themselves are also telling other teachers directly about the unique Kids' Book Network and the ways it can complement conventional teaching as well as the new opportunities it brings to enhance literacy development in the classroom with the site's completely free books and materials.
  "For educators and children," observed KBN ceo Uncle Henry. "KBN is not unlike Christmas year-round. In a school district with 300,000 K-6 children, for example, if each child could download and take home just 10 free KBN picture books throughout the school year it would be something like a reading gift to the children of about $48 million."
   Everyone who visits KBN, noted the executive, seems to be strongly excited about the KBN mission – to bring free books to every child in the world – and "bookmarks" the site to return again.

# # #

Prototype Entertainment Products is an independent West Coast-based developer of entertainment properties for conventional and virtual media, innovative brands, and new media concepts. On September 1, 2009, Prototype launched KBN, the Kids' Book Network.
Source:Uncle Henry, Ph.D
Email:*** Email Verified
Phone:323 376-1035
Tags:Christmas, Dickens, Scrooge, Bah, Humbug, Free Books, Free Printables, Literacy Development, Education
Industry:Books, Advertising, Media
Location:Los Angeles - California - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share