Christmasville

Christmasville

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by Michael Dutton
     
 

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Christmasville is a town situated on a 4 x 8 foot model train platform in which only one month exists and Christmas is in perpetual motion. Each year, buildings and homes in this cozy town are rearranged but the town is continually decorated in yuletide trimmings. But what of autumn, summer, spring? 14-year old Mary Jane Higgins sets out and determines to resolve

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Christmasville is a town situated on a 4 x 8 foot model train platform in which only one month exists and Christmas is in perpetual motion. Each year, buildings and homes in this cozy town are rearranged but the town is continually decorated in yuletide trimmings. But what of autumn, summer, spring? 14-year old Mary Jane Higgins sets out and determines to resolve the enigma of Christmasville.

Editorial Reviews

Clarion Review - Foreward Magazine
"...audiences may fall in love with Mary Jane and eagerly await the companion novel Finding Christmasville, which will perhaps further unwind the mysteries of the town. Until then, in this age of Harry Potter and Chris Van Allsburg, the magical rrealism of the novel should prove very appealing to readers, both young and old."
myshelf.com - Beth Ellen McKenzie
"[The] play on the Brigadoon miracle is fresh and the characters are charming in a Mayberry sort of way that makes you wonder about their past, or if they really have one...This book and next year's parallel story will be treasures on any bookshelf. Hopefully they will find their way to yours."
BerkshireBrightFocus.com - J Peter Bergman
"Beautifully told...Dutton writes simply...but with such complexity and deep understanding that adults will find this story as intriguing as their children. He creates characters with sunch delicious human traits that they emerge completely recognizable and vividly real...Treat yourself to a book unlike any other."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978665500
Publisher:
Publishing Works
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

Writing since the age of eleven, Christmasville, represents the premier novel of Michael Dutton. "In Christmasville, I wanted to achieve a seemingly simple, carefully tailored objective: I wanted to tell a story - as engaging for a sixteen-year-old as for a reader, sixty." Slated for publication in late 2008 is the companion novel, Finding Christmasville (Madeleine's Tale). The author's short story, "The Notion of Zero", is currently featured in Hopewell Publications' BEST NEW WRITING 2007 anthology.

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