Ready for the holidays?
They are practically here, and while Thanksgiving is in the US tomorrow, everyone seems to have moved on to the next holiday in line...Christmas. Yes, it is a wonderful time of the year, but it's also important to remember to be THANKFUL, and take the time to share of ourselves with our friends and family...things that can get lost in the shuffle nowadays. Today's Rachel's Random Resources tour features a story that remembers those important things, and then some, while sharing the reminder with readers young and old. Ladies and gents, readers of all ages, gather round for a story that is both new AND familiar all at once...
A Christmas Carol with Grandfather Time
About the book...
A modern lyrical re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic for children of all ages. Young Ebenezer hates sharing and is not very caring. Can a magical clock and a ghost puppy help him mend his ways?
**At least £1 from every book purchased will go towards donating a book to each child in Hereford County Hospital over the Christmas Season 2023**
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Every year, I read a version of A Christmas Carol. It's true! It's a little holiday tradition I started for myself because I really enjoy the story, and while the classic is indeed a classic, there are so many variations, and retellings that deserve their chance to shine too! This one counts as my reread this year (for now!), and I couldn't be happier!
It's a darling Picture Book filled with lovely festive illustrations, rhymes, and a charming story that will have familiar aspects for those that know the original, while introducing new readers to the tale of old in a more approachable version for today. Eb, aka Ebeneezer, isn't ready to call it quits on his game when his mother calls time for bed. Go figure, right? A little reinforcement from dad and Eb gets his little butt in gear, performing his nightly rituals (brush the teeth, put on the pj's, etc), and drifts off to dreamland. Is that the end? Why of course not, but it could have been if Grandfather Time hadn't seen his little tantrum, as well as his bouts of selfishness with his toys and his time previously. Instead, Eb is in for a few ghostly visits, and a chance to turn his ways around, and all he has to do is take to heart the messages that little Miss Ruby Heart helps bring to light in all her rosy glory.
It's a wonderful little tale that speaks to the best things of the season, while reminding us that those practices of kindness, goodwill toward mankind, and sharing, can be carried on throughout the year. A great pick for a bedtime story, classroom story time, or family read, that will really connect with the kiddos of today for perhaps a kinder tomorrow.
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About the author...
Living on 'England's Green & Pleasant Land', among the gentle rolling hills of the Herefordshire Countryside, Rose's house is wall to wall books. She's a Read-a-holic, whose hobby is to write stories for the young and young at heart.
Working as a school librarian, and sharing her love of books with children, was the best job she ever had. However, life moves on and another chapter was only a page turn away. Working in a very different library now, she is a key worker for the NHS helping to run the Medical Equipment Library in Wye Valley NHS Trust.
After winning FIRST PRIZE in a short story competition with 'The Magic of Grandfather Christmas' she is inspired to transform the tale into a collection of stories for all ages. ‘Young Ebenezer' is inspired by the Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol' and brought into modern times with a strong theme of sharing and caring.
Rose has a little sidekick called Miss Ruby Heart, a ruby King Charles spaniel from the Grandfather Time Series. The puppy is the Ghost of Christmas Past and features on the 'Young Ebenezer’ covers. She also has her own social media pages check out www.instagram.com/missrubyheart1
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Giveaway To Win a #SharingIsCaring #Giveaway
(To share between the whole family)
(Open to UK only)
Prize includes –
Hardback picture book ‘A Christmas Carol with Grandfather Time’ (4 – 8 years average)
Paperback ‘Young Ebenezer ~ A New Christmas Carol’ (8+ years)
Paperback ‘Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully (8+ years)
Paperback ‘The Magic of Grandfather Time’ (older readers to adults)
This is where the stories all began a short story of love and loss
Paperback/Pocket Treasure ‘Ruby’s Christmas Gifts’ (Families to share) short stories, poems, puzzles jokes.
Grandfather Time bookmarks, pen, fridge magnet, sticker
Miss Ruby Heart glitter sticker, badge, heart/pawprint bracelet
Sharing is Caring necklace
*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you and for the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember..if it looks good, READ IT!