This story is a seasonal treat, a modern, lyrical retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.
The audiobook is specially designed for families to share during the holiday season, or for young, competent listeners to try for themselves. This is a beautiful audiobook to treasure.
Eb is a spoiled child who really is not one for caring, and he certainly hates sharing. He is watched over by a very special guardian - the family’s ancient longcase clock, who is bestowed with magic. His name is Grandfather Time.
On Christmas Eve, Grandfather Time decides he must teach the boy a lesson. So he calls upon his friends, the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future, and with lessons to learn, he brings forth the first tutor - a little, golden red King Charles spaniel, called Miss Ruby Heart.
Will this unlikely pair be able to teach the boy the error of his ways? Or will he be doomed to be a scruffy, lonely teenager stuck forever in his own little world?
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A lyrical version of A Christmas Carol
I loved the audio version it brought the story to life. Although the print version has the beautiful coloured images so I love both equally.
I loved when the magical clock named 'Grandfather Time' calls to his friends and the ghost of Christmas Past, a little ruby coloured King Charles spaniel called 'Ruby Heart' appears. She is the little dog from the cover.
This lyrical story has so many wonderful scenes it is hard to choose. I think one that stands out is when Eb finds he is no longer in his bedroom in the dark but in the blink of an eye he is outside in the park with lots of children playing together and sharing, something that Eb does not do.
When Eb was frightened by the Grim Reaper and shown a young man with greasy hair in a dark gloomy room playing alone on his pc games with no friends and he realises this could be him and he vows to change his ways.
This is a very short and lyrical story great for young listeners and the young at heart like myself. A wonderful new modern version of the Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol'
Very Highly Recommended