The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale by Daniel Thompson (Illustrated by Connor Edwards)

Christmas Tale

About the Book:

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 Review:

Emma and I have finished reading The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale, now I wasn’t sure if she would like it as it seemed it could be a little scary. The author kindly hints to this before you start the story which I thought was a great touch. My little girl is now 4 years old and she coped well with the story, I’m not sure if she understood all of it so this could be why, but some children could definitely find it scary.

I myself really enjoyed reading this book to Emma, we are a lover of books that rhyme and this is a great one. The story itself is really good and keeps you engrossed, Emma also seemed to really enjoy it. It was slightly on the long side for us, so we split the book into 2 bedtimes but that was just how we wanted to do it, it could definitely be read in one sitting. The pictures within the story add a great touch to the book, and definitely help the children follow the story. It is definitely a book that will get read many times. This is a wonderful book and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good story for the christmas period.

I would like to thank the author Daniel Thompson for sending me a copy of this wonderful book.

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