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Young Ebenezer: A New Christmas Carol by Rose English

On My Kindle BR's review of YOUNG EBENEZER: A NEW CHRISTMAS CAROL by Rose English
This story is a seasonal treat, a modern, lyrical re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic - ‘A Christmas Carol.’

The book is specially designed for families to share during the Holiday Season, or for young competent readers to try for themselves. This is a beautiful ebook to treasure, with full colour images on every page.

Eb is a spoilt 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? 
Source: I received a free copy of this book and opted to post a review. Genre: Children, Fiction, Christmas
Pub. Date: November 16, 2017

Front cover of YOUNG EBENEZER by Rose English


An interesting and contemporary perspective of A Christmas Carol by Dickens! While the classic version uses ghostly guides to help Ebenezer see the error of his ways, English chose a King Charles Spaniel, Miss Ruby Heart, as young Ebenezer's guide. On his journey, Eb sees children playing outside and demonstrating how sharing, caring, and simplicity can make playtime an enjoyable experience.

The images in the book are cute and mesh well with the story's lyrical quality, and English's examples of materialism are relevant and well-suited for a contemporary audience. I think it's an excellent take on a timeless classic and, like its classic counterpart, Young Ebenezer: A New Christmas Carol will be a wonderful addition to a family's library. 

Find Young Ebenezer Online!

Mockup of cover for YOUNG EBENEZER by Rose English on laptop monitor.

Until the end of this week, you can download Young Ebenezer: A New Christmas Carol for $0.99 on Amazon. After that, it reverts back to its regular price of $3.99.
YOUNG EBENEZER by Rose English is only $0.99 on Amazon for a limited time!

About Rose English

Living on 'England's Green & Pleasant Land', amongst the gentle rolling hills of the Herefordshire Countryside, Rose's house is wall to wall books. She even has a 'leaning tower of paperbacks'.

Rose is a dreamer, preferring a simple & quiet life. Often spending time lone, although never lonely, being ever surrounded by great characters when lost in a good book. She loves theatre and the arts, adoring live performances on stage. Rose has very eclectic tastes.

Working as a school librarian, and sharing her love of books with the children was the best job she ever had. However, life moves on and another chapter was only a page turn away.

Now working in an entirely different library, in Hereford's Wye Valley NHS Trust Hospital, Rose spends her day cleaning and issuing 'Medical Equipment'.

Most days she can be found walking around, with her head in a book or eyes glued to a kindle. (In all the years she has been partaking of this pastime, there has only ever been one accident, when she walked into a street lamp, but then she had been momentarily blinded by the sun. Not that there is a lot of sun in the UK).

Writing for Rose has only ever really been a hobby, something she has done for many years but on reaching the half century she received a book ‘Things to do now you are fifty’ and on that list was ‘write a book’.

Winning second prize in a Daily Bookworm competition for the short story ‘One Breath’, then being encourage by online Facebook friends to enter a holiday DigiWriting contest and winning FIRST PRIZE with ‘The Magic of Grandfather Christmas’ Rose was inspired to turn one of the stories, if not both into full length novels.

One final little secret for you, she has a very serious addiction;
Rose English is a Read-a-holic.

Happy Reading :-)