Title: The Cricket on the Hearth
Author: Charles Dickens
Source: Personal library
Challenges: Read 'n' Review Challenge
First Sentence: "The kettle began it!"
Summary (From Amazon):
"The Cricket on the Hearth" is Charles Dickens 1845 novella, which marks the third of five Christmas books written by the author between 1843 and 1847. It is the story of John Peerybingle and his family who are visited by a guardian angel in the form of a cricket who is constantly chirping on their hearth.
My Two Cents:
There's really not too much to say about this one except it's a Charles Dickens, so the writing is superb as always.
I really liked John Peerybingle as a character. He's a hard worker who provides for his family. He loves his wife even though she seems to be lying to him. John is also very kind to others, even the curmudgeonly Tackleton.
If you're looking for a nice little fairy tale-type story, give this one a go.