Winterton is a frozen town with frozen hearts and frozen people. A magical humbug that attracts the magical reindeer of Santa is brought to the town of Winterton by a little orphan girl. The warmth of the little girl and the magical music of the humbug bring Santa, the reindeer and Christmas back to Winterton.
This is a cute story on how an icy city was changed into a nice warm loving town after an orphan girl and a humbug moved in. I totally love this children's picture book. The author is wonderful at expressing and describing the cold town of Winterton, very descriptive lots of adjectives. The illustrations are on a graphic type. My teenager made comment that maybe even scary to a smaller child. The theme how an frozen cold unbelieving town becomes a friendly warm believing town is very well developed.
Lee Baker is the president of Sandman Studios, a visual effects and animation company and has taught courses at UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University and the University of Utah. He is the author of the illustrated books “Humbug, A Christmas Carol” and “Beau and the Beanstalk,” and now his latest thriller “Speed of Light.” Lee lives in Utah with his wife and five children.
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