The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale
• Publication date: 31 Oct 2017
• Publisher: Carefully Crafted Media
I was sent a copy of this enchanting little children’s book by the author.
In this book that you hold, a true story unfolds,
Of a Christmas not too long ago.
Where I’m lead to believe, on a cold Christmas eve,
Three Siblings played out in the snow.
As all children do, when the snow bustles through,
They built an acquaintance to scale.
But not a snow man, as suggested by Dan,
They built a snow queen, Elaine Gale
And they started to tell, how she’d cast an old spell,
For every child to be cruel.
For if no names exist, on Santa’s nice list,
There would be no Christmas at all.
But little did they know, as they played in the snow,
Before the night was through.
That story they told, would find life in the cold.
And every word would come true.
My Thoughts & Review
I read it to my nearly four year old granddaughter who absolutely loved it. She’s not really that into conventional fairy stories or books about princesses and nor should she be. Her sense of humour, even at that age is well defined and maturing nicely. The quirky illustrations by and the humour of the tale really appealed to her and she laughed at the story. The book is aimed at the 7-11 age range, but obviously has appeal for younger children.
The narrative is in the form of a long poem, the illustrations by Connor Edwards are reminiscent of Quentin Blake but totally unique in their own style.
I loved the book too and it was a pleasure to read it aloud. Everything about it, including the font used makes it look very classy. It’s a book that I’m sure will be read by my granddaughter and her sister when they’re old enough to read independently. It’s a real keeper. I can see a whole range of these books being hugely popular.
The project was funded by Kickstarter see Here
Look inside the book Here and learn more about the project.