Thursday, December 16, 2010

Carol by Bob Hartman

Jack O'Malley hates shopping. He hates snow. He even hates Christmas. All three at once is Jack's idea of a very bad day. Storming into Starbucks to escape, Jack almost knocks someone over. Someone quite beautiful. And mysterious. And his entire life--what he once was, who he is now, and who he could become--flashes before him. This contemporary retelling of Charles Dickens's classic story A Christmas Carol is funny, moving, and thought-provoking.

My review:

This is a cool book. It isn't long - 96 pages, so it doesn't take long to read it. In it, the author does a modern day retelling of Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol which is entertaining, humorous, and makes you think. It was a fast read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even if it were not for the lenghth, this would be a read-in-one-sitting book, which is exactly what I did.

In the book, jack Malley runs onto a beautiful woman in a bookstore. He is ready to hit on her, but he discovers she is not what she seems as she takes him on a journey into the past, present, and future to show him that he needs to change some things in his life. A great book.

About the author:

Bob Hartman is a popular children's writer and performance storyteller, a regular at festivals including the Spring Harvest Christian festival in the UK and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He also works as a youth pastor for a Baptist church in Pittsburgh. His books include the best-selling Lion Storyteller Bible, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, and the highly acclaimed Wolf Who Cried Boy. Total sales of his books for Lion are now in excess of one million copies.

Carol is available from Kregel Publications from their Lion Hudson imprint.

Thanks to Kregel for the review copy.


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