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Award winning author Norman Whaler is from Grosse Pointe, MI, and lives near London, UK, and in the USA. He writes children's books and is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), and ACFW, CIPA, IAN and IBPA associations. His website is normanwhaler.com AWARDS: Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Discovery Award, Beverly Hills Book Award, ABR Choice Award, Discovery Award, HR Indie Book Award, Global Ebook Award

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Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge

BY Norman Whaler • POSTED ON June 7, 2016

A debut novella and sequel to A Christmas Carol explores the adult life of Tiny Tim.

In 1857 in London, it’s a week before Christmas and former curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge has died. In Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic, Scrooge didn’t renounce his skinflint ways until three ghosts visited him on Christmas Eve. One of the people who benefited by his transformation was a crippled boy named Tiny Tim. Tim grew up under Scrooge’s wing, healing in the process and becoming a clerk alongside his father, Bob Cratchit, at the firm Scrooge & Marley & Cratchit. The death of his mentor, however, sends Tim into a depression that robs him of faith in himself and God. Meanwhile, Becky, Tim’s childhood sweetheart, has been shunned by her own family after her marriage to a cruel man fell apart. She and her young son, James, struggle to make ends meet by selling holly on London’s chilly streets. They are barely able to eat or pay their rent, and yet Becky remains hopeful, realizing that it “was the habit of despair that ultimately condemned a soul.” When Christmas Eve arrives, Tim stays late at the offices only to be joined by a familiar, if ghostly, face. Whaler captures the essence of Dickens’ characters in brief strokes, as in the description of Scrooge, who has “white hair glistening on his head and brow above a timeworn face of cavernous folds.” The author depicts the starkness of Tim’s craving for both Scrooge and Becky with pointed metaphors, including when he “felt strangely detached as if his caring was being poured onto the ground like a pitcher of water.” The main difference between this sequel and Dickens’ classic is Whaler’s extended theme of the individual placing faith in God, who “allows difficulties in people’s lives to see their faith grow, to prepare us for a higher level of faith.” There are four original songs by the author—including lyrics and sheet music—after the story.

A religious sequel to Dickens’ holiday classic and an ideal stocking stuffer.

Pub Date: June 7, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-68254-292-7

Page count: 98pp

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Review Posted Online: July 22, 2016

Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The sequel to A Christmas Carol (Audio Book)

Awards, Press & Interests

Hometown

Grosse Pointe, MI

Favorite author

Charles Dickens, Jane Austen

Favorite book

A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice

Day job

Book Author

Passion in life

Yashua (Jesus Christ)

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Discovery Award

ABR Listener's Choice Award

Gold Human Relations Indie Book Award

The Eric Hoffer Award

Siver Human Relations Indie Book Award

Global Ebook Award

Gold Human Relation Indie Book Award

Beverly Hills Book Award

Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge, The sequel to A Christmas Carol, 2016

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is retold in verse and beautifully illustrated by Bianca Milacic. It is a story to remind us all of the real meaning of Christmas... and that a changed heart can change the world! (Christmas Holiday, Classics, Children's Picture Book)
Published: Dec. 17, 2018
ISBN: 978-1948131261

Am I Black or Am I White?

*** Eric Hoffer Book Award, Gold Human Relations Indie Book Award *** Tara's mother was Black and her father was White. But, she didn't look Black or White. Some kids didn't like this and made Tara cry. So, what does God say about it?
Published: March 23, 2018
ISBN: B07BPFZFWQ

JACK

Jack had the measles and had to stay home from school. But, his Mom said he needed his rest, so no TV or video games. OH, NOOOOOOOO! Now, what was he going to do?
Published: Feb. 23, 2018
ISBN: 978-1948131155

Oink and Gobble and the 'No One Can Ever Know Secret'

Oink and Gobble were best friends and, with the all the other animals on the farm, had a BIG secret they could never, ever let any humans know! But, did Oink let the cat out of the bag? (Adventure, Humor, Imagination, Animals)
Published: Oct. 29, 2018
ISBN: 978-1948131209

Oink y Gobble y el 'Secreto Que Nadie Debe Saber'

Oink y Gobble eran mejores amigos y, con todos los demás animales de la granja, tenían un GRAN secreto que nunca, nunca, jamás dejaran que los humanos sepan! Pero, ¿Oink dejó salir al gato de la bolsa? (Adventure, Humor, Imagination, Animals)

Pequeno Tim y El Fantasma de Ebenezer Scrooge - La sequela de Un Villancico Navideno

(Spanish Edition) --In this romance sequel to Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooghe dies just seven days before Christmas. Tiny Tim, now a young man who lost his sweetheart, Becky, battles anger and lost faith with the new loss of his best friend. Scrooge's ghost returns to teach Tim a much needed lesson about faith..and the real meaning of Christmas!
Published: Oct. 17, 2017
ISBN: 978-1948131049

The Tiny Tree

*** Eric Hoffer Book Award, Silver Human Relations Indie Book Award *** The Tiny Tree was brand new to the forest and wanted to be friends with everyone. But, why didn't the Big like her? All the trees find out that being different is sometimes a GOOD thing. Award: The Eric Hoffer Award.
Published: Dec. 24, 2017
ISBN: 978-1948131117

Un Villancico Navideño

Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is retold in verse and beautifully illustrated by Bianca Milacic. It is a story to remind us all of the real meaning of Christmas... and that a changed heart can change the world! Retold from Charles Dickens by Norman Whaler, illustrated by Bianca Milacic, and translated to Spanish by Seraphine B. Hoskins. (Christmas Holiday, Classics, Children's Picture Book)
Published: Dec. 17, 2018
ISBN: 978-1948131292