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Book Review: Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge

A Literary Christmas: 2016 Reading Challenge //

I have a quick announcement before we get to the book review in this post...

It's time to announce the WINNER
of the Christmas Book Ornament!

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And here's today's book review....

Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler (5 star review)

Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge

written by Norman Whaler

98 pages // published in 2016 // Christian fiction


In the sequel to Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Tiny Tim, now a grown well-to-do young man, builds to a crisis of faith after he loses his love and soul-mate years earlier. It all comes to a head when old Scrooge, his benefactor, friend, and second father suddenly dies just days before Christmas. Blaming God and rejecting Christmas, Tim slips more and more into an uncaring mood with only a tenuous need to live on. Scrooge's ghost now returns to show Tim what he does not understand about true faith when bad things happen to good people. Tim is shamed by an example of real faith and finally begins to understand what Christmas really means in Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge, The sequel to A Christmas Carol.

My Review...

5 Star Rating

Have you ever wondered what happened to Tiny Tim after Scrooge's heart changed? This the story you need to read this Christmas.

I wondered, before I started reading the book, if this story being called a "sequel" to A Christmas Carol, will it feel like it was written by Dickens' own hand? That was a big question I had, and although I didn't care either way, I can tell you this: No, it doesn't feel like Dickens' writing (it's a hard act to follow, after all!), but what this story does have is Dickens' spirit. And actually, I think that's what counts the most.

It's a full story to enjoy about the man who we previously knew as Tiny Tim (no, he's not tiny any more!). But his heart his hardening after sorrow and depression set in year after year. In some ways, he's becoming somewhat of a "Scrooge" himself. In fact, a keen reader will notice many detailed similarities between Tim and the original Ebenezer Scrooge. What he needs is a ghost visitation to set things aright. Perhaps a visit from his friend of old who once needed a drastic change in life too.

This story shares excellent lessons in faith, mercy, and good cheer. That's what I especially like about this book, because it shares the love of God in a rather interesting story.

If you love Christmas music, you may find it fascinating to know that there are some Christmas carols included in the book, all written by one of the authors himself. Now, that's talent!

This could even be a fun story to read aloud as a family this year! -- especially if your kids already know the story of A Christmas Carol.

Makes a great gift for anyone who relishes in the Christmas spirit, or who would like to read a "sequel" to a classic piece of literature.

Thanks to Word Slinger Publicity for a free copy of this book; I was not required to post a review.

Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge is available on Amazon in e-book format.

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  1. This sounds like the perfect story for family reading at Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That book ornament is adorable. Too bad I found your reading challenge too late! :(

  3. This sounds like a lovely read for this time of the year!

    Thanks for linking up on Saturday Situation.