Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Humbug, A Christmas Carol by Lee Baker

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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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I loved this book.