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

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

by Norman Whaler

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Overview

With NEW Christmas Carols!

Yes! Old Scrooge is DEAD, to begin with…

In this romance sequel to Charles Dickens beloved classic, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge dies suddenly just days before Christmas. Tiny Tim, now a young man who lost his sweetheart love, 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!

(Christmas Holiday, Romance, Classics, Christian, Family) 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948131018
Publisher: Beneath Another Sky Books
Publication date: 10/27/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 92
Sales rank: 1,252,567
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Prologue What Went Before. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Stave 1 Scrooge Is Dead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  . . .  . 3
Stave 2 The Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . 20
Stave 3 The Ghost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ..... 28
Stave 4 The Last Haunting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... 38
Stave 5 A New Christmas Spirit  . . . . . . . . . ...... . . . . . . . .. ...52
Songs of the Carolers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 63
Have a Very-Very Merry-Merry Christmas. . . . . . . . . . ........ . 64
Christmas All Year ’Round. . . . . . . . . . . ...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Ring-Ring-Ring the Bells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......... . . . . . . . . . 68
O Come, You Christmas Carolers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... . 70
Illustrations Credits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

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Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The sequel to A Christmas Carol 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
ReadersFavorite3 5 months ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite It’s been fourteen years since Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by the three ghosts of Christmas. He was forever a changed man after those epic visits, changed for the better. He and Tiny Tim became steadfast friends, Scrooge being like a second father to the young boy. Now, all grown up, Tim is no longer lame and he works at the same desk his father once occupied; his father is now a full partner with Scrooge’s nephew taking the old blighter’s former office. You see, Scrooge has just died. But he’s not done influencing the land of the living. He has an important message to share with Tim, a message that Scrooge had to learn from the three ghosts that visited him fourteen years ago. Norman Whaler’s novella, Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The Sequel to A Christmas Carol, is very cleverly done. Written in the classic style of Charles Dickens, the reader steps back in time to the original story of Scrooge and his ghosts. Making Tim, now a young man, into the main character, the author has woven a similar tale of disappointment, sorrow and mounting anger that only a ghost from the past can address and hopefully correct. Scrooge’s message to Tim is similar to the message he received from his ghosts: “Real faith isn’t about the belief that He will fix everything when things go wrong because you have been a good person. ... Our faith is especially tested at those times that are the bleakest in our lives and nothing seems to make sense. But in this, we are not without choices, and we are not alone.” Like Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Norman Whaler’s sequel has a profound message to share and, like Dickens, this author uses compelling narrative and great attention to detail to make this message clear. A wonderful sequel.
ReadersFavorite2 5 months ago
Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite In Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge is well known, but whatever happened to him and Tiny Tim Cratchit? It is December 1857 in London. Tim Cratchit has reached adulthood and is mourning the passing of his beloved friend and mentor, Scrooge. Tim is struggling to cope not only with the death of Scrooge, but is also haunted by the memories of his soulmate, Becky, who disappeared out of his life many years ago under pressure by her family to marry for status, not love. Scrooge visits him on Christmas Eve to teach him a life lesson of gratitude and faith; that in times of despair it is crucial to remain optimistic and faithful. Meanwhile, life for Becky has become extremely tough, and she also has to keep her faith in God that all will be well. I feel it was very brave of the author to take a classic by Dickens and write a sequel. The author absolutely nailed the writing style and the story flowed beautifully. The characters were portrayed realistically and their emotional reactions to the events throughout the story were completely authentic. The sub-plot with Becky and her son was quite hard to read, but this is a testament to the superb writing skill of the author. Although the Christian message is stronger than in the Dickens novel, this is still a story that can be enjoyed by everyone. I loved the message of remaining faithful and grateful through the hard times in our lives and the belief that God always has our best interests at heart. This book covers all manner of emotions - depression, anger, gratitude, generosity and belief in the unknown. Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler is a perfect stocking filler for anyone who loves the spirit and message of Christmas.
ReadersFavorite1 5 months ago
Reviewed by Stacie Haas for Readers' Favorite Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler is a sequel to Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic tale. Tiny Tim Cratchit is all grown up, apprenticing in the same counting house his father once did. Despite benefiting from Mr. Scrooge’s love and devotion throughout his life, Tim has struggled to find meaning since losing his Becky, the woman he wanted to marry. When Scrooge himself dies, Tim cannot muster the Christmas joy that his second father had embodied. It appears that Mr. Scrooge has one good deed left in him, as his ghost appears to Tim and attempts to impart one final lesson about God’s love and mercy—and second chances. I read A Christmas Carol every Christmas season and so was intrigued by the premise of this sequel by Norman Whaler. I was immediately drawn to its premise—that Tiny Tim of “God Bless Us Everyone” fame—would require a visit from the ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge during Christmastime. I was also fearful that writing a sequel to a literary classic was too daunting a task for any author. However, I truly enjoyed my reading of Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge. While it is clear this is not written by Charles Dickens himself, fans of Dickens will recognize Whaler’s writing style and its familiarity will comfort and delight them. Moreover, the themes of Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge will transport you back to your first reading of A Christmas Carol. Certainly, the “spirit” of A Christmas Carol has been carried on to a delightful and satisfying conclusion in Whaler’s book. Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge also includes beautiful illustrations and Christmas carols written by the author. Highly recommended for lovers of A Christmas Carol!
ReadersFavorite 5 months ago
Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite When Ebenezer Scrooge dies days before Christmas, the Cratchit family, especially Tiny Tim, is devastated. After Scrooge’s spiritual transformation in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the crotchety old man has become an extended member of the Cratchit family. Tiny Tim views Scrooge as his best friend, his mentor, and a second father. Residents across the town loved old Scrooge. He was thoughtful, generous, and revered for his charitable deeds. But Tiny Tim cannot imagine a life without his dear friend. Life hasn’t held much joy for Tim after losing his beloved Becky and he is not certain a life without both his love and his friend is worth living. In a standard tale of unrequited love and classic good will, the plot takes an unexpected turn. In a final act of kindness, Ebenezer Scrooge returns in Tim’s dreams on Christmas Eve to issue one last gift of kindness. Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler is a delightful follow-up to the original story of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The characterization of familiar childhood memories is tightly woven and perfectly aligned with the original tale. I loved the way Whaler brought Ebenezer Scrooge back to life (after death) in an inspiring positive light, proving that people CAN and DO change. Whaler brings a clearer biblical theme to this story of redemption, making it a wonderful addition to Christmas-themed fiction. Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge is even appropriately designed in Dickens's stave format. Thank you, Norman Whaler. You made my day!
Reader_Views 9 months ago
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (01/19) Norman Whaler’s “Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge” touched my heart in so many ways. A sequel to “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, the author, follows now grown up Tim Cratchit who misses his great friend and mentor Ebenezer Scrooge and is dealing with the loss of his one-time love, Becky. Although Tim is now a partner in Scrooge, Marley and Cratchit, he is having great difficulty with losses and is angry at the world. He blames God for all the negative things that have happened to him and at the beginning of the story he mirrors Scrooge’s behavior in “A Christmas Carol.” I liked that the author summarized “A Christmas Carol” for readers, especially since it may have been a while since they read it. He does a great job of capturing Dickens’s writing style and characters, while adding his personal touch. While Tim is questioning his faith and wondering why bad things happen to good people, Scrooge passes away a few days before Christmas. Scrooge’s death adds to Tim’s depression, anger and crisis in faith. As in “A Christmas Carol,” a ghost in the form of Scrooge visits Tim to help restore his faith and rediscover what the world has to offer. The author does have underlying religious themes throughout Tim’s journey, and I felt they were well done. How many times have any of us blamed God for what happens in our lives, yet fall short of thanking Him for all we’ve been given. When we feel abandoned by loss and faith, we or I tend to question why. Scrooge says it best, “Real faith isn’t about the belief that He will fix everything when things go wrong because you have been a good person. True faith is trusting Him even when you don’t understand the why of things that happen to good people.” This statement made me take another look at my own beliefs and how those interpretations are skewed. I highly recommend, “Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge” by Norman Whaler for the value of reexamining our beliefs and looking for the good in all that happens in one’s life regardless if it isn’t what we hoped for. This exceptional story will be one I will read several times when it seems life isn’t fair.
Literary_Titan 11 months ago
It takes a bold artist to follow up a masterpiece. Far too often, the original creators can’t even recapture a work’s magic in its sequel. Sometimes though, the most devoted admirers are up to the task. Norman Whaler’s Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge - The Sequel to A Christmas Carol might be derivative, but it's derivative in all the right ways. Whaler knows he’s trying to extend Dickens classic, and he succeeds. Whaler opens his sequel by briefly summarizing the ending of A Christmas Carol - which quickly helps ground any readers who haven’t read it recently. Here, we see right away that Whaler makes the smart decision to evoke Dickens rather than imitate him. He echos Dickens' source of tension in the characters’ lives: for crippling poverty still grips this corner of London. And with the newly philanthropic Ebenezer Scrooge now deceased, the citizens again find themselves facing an English winter without money for food or clothing. My favorite part of the reading was hearing more from the side characters whose voices drive the plot. Unfortunately, the illustrations that start each chapter vary wildly in terms of style and medium. They all match the subject of the story well, but fail to match each other. Some appear hand drawn while others have been made on a computer. Even just applying the same filter to each illustration would have helped unify the novel. Whaler clearly admires and respects Dickens, but I do think he missed out on an opportunity to be a little more self referential with the sequel - Dickens might very well have appreciated just such humor. Regardless, the voice and tone that first made this Christmas classic are there in full force. If you read the conclusion of Dickens’ original to your children while a cold winter blast beasts against the frame of the house, they might just turn up toward you and ask, as so many readers have over the decades, “what happens next?” In such an event, you now know where to turn.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews 12 months ago
Did you ever wonder what happened to Ebenezer Scrooge after that fateful Christmas day when he discovers the true meaning of the holiday? Did he keep his promise? Did he truly become a changed man? In this sequel to A Christmas Carol, author Norman Whaler creates a believable and enjoyable story that tells us what might have happened. As the story opens, we learn that Scrooge has just died. Alas, everybody is quite sad because Scrooge did indeed become a changed man and they all dearly loved him. While all are saddened, Tiny Tim is particularly grief stricken because Scrooge had become like a second father to him. The Cratchit family attends Scrooge's funeral and then tries to return to their everyday, normal lives. Tim now works with his father at Scrooge's company, "Scrooge & Marley & Cratchit," but with so many memories of Scrooge within the walls of the office, Tim just can't concentrate on his job. Sadness and grief overcome him, he loses his faith, and he becomes a truly lost young man. Next, the reader is introduced to Becky, a young woman who had been Tim's school sweetheart. Becky was from a wealthy family and they had determined that Tim was not a suitable match for the girl. Instead, she was forced into a loveless marriage with a wealthy but cruel man, where her sole joy was caring for her son Jimmy. But when her husband started showing his violent side, Becky made the bold decision to leave the comforts her husband provided in the hopes of keeping Jimmy safe from his beatings. The two found themselves living in the poorest section of London, struggling to find enough food to eat. When Becky's health began to suffer, it appeared all might be lost for her and her little boy. When all seems lost, Tim is visited by the ghost of Ebenezer. Like the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in The Christmas Carol, the ghost of Ebenezer tries to show Tim how blessed he truly is, and that life has meaning. The question is, will Tim be able to get over the death of his friend, find purpose, and perhaps reunite with Becky? Attempting to write a sequel to a classic such as A Christmas Carol is a bold move and one not many authors would attempt. Norman Whaler, however, does an admirable job of bringing the beloved characters that Charles Dickens created back to life. Like the original, this book is divided into 5 "Staves" (a term Dickens used to denote each chapter - a musical notation). Whaler also sprinkles his text with language that Dickens might have used to help set the mood and includes numerous illustrations, some with a definite Victorian feel, others more modern (clip art). At the back of the book are numerous Christmas carols that are mentioned within the pages of the story. While it is unlikely that any author could match the beauty of Dickens' classic, Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge does a good job of taking the reader back to old London. Throughout the story, there's a strong Christian message that Ebenezer brings of love and hope for the future, that both fans of Dickens and those who are looking for a good family story can enjoy. Quill says: Looking for a family Christmas story with a strong message of love and hope? If so, you should definitely take a look at Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge.
AprilDawn More than 1 year ago
so beautiful! I want to pass out copies of this book to my church group. “Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge” was an engaging read that I got through in the course of a few hours, and when I finished I wanted to read it again! (and I actually did a few days later…) Overall, I found the writing quality to be excellent (surprised to see this is the author’s first and only book!?), and I was truly impressed with the amount of ‘story’ and ‘message’ Norman Whaler managed to utilize in such a short amount of space. I really enjoyed the writing and the atmosphere of it, even though the darker parts --- overall quite appealing, very spiritual and unified with strong, beautiful writing and a sense of deeper emotion, God’s love, and the meaning of Christmas that covers a wide range of the human experience by some classic characters. Highly recommend.
NikkyH7117 More than 1 year ago
Beautifully-written, with lovely narration and a timeless spirit, this follow up to the Christmas classic as told by author Norman Whaler will touch your heart, mind and soul, and leave you wanting more! “Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge” is an impressive sequel to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” including some lovely drawings/pictures and even music. I listened to the audible version of this and was mesmerized by the smooth flowing narration and charming audio effects that truly put me inside the story and was an entrancing experience from beginning to end. I was thrilled that for a shorter story it really conveyed so much emotion and powerful imagery. The descriptions were so atmospheric we really feel like we are there with Tiny Tim (as an adult), and even though Scrooge is dead, we still hear him so he is still part of the story to maintain the essence of the original, but it does have its own distinct feel. I also loved the illustrations throughout as they did a great job of capturing the vibe. Great editing and presentation. This book is suitable for all ages and is a definite keeper! Thank you for writing this. Hope there are more like this in the future.
CodyBCB More than 1 year ago
At first I was a little hesitant to read this book, not only because I like long, epic novels that I can really lose myself in for days, but I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to the original story, which is unarguably one of the most beloved Christmas stories of all time… so producing a quality ‘continuation’ is an unenviable task. That said, I was truly surprised at how much I enjoyed “Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge” by Norman Whaler. First I read the whole thing in almost one sitting, then a few days later I listened to the Audio version on a car ride. Very descriptive and packed with holiday atmosphere, I was impressed by the amount of emotional investment Whaler manages to create in these pages. Sign of a gifted writer there. This story is similar in feel to “A Christmas Carol”, yet very different, with it’s own personality and the dialogue definitely had a very Dickens’ sound to it. There is happiness, sadness, despair and hope. Great narration and presentation all around. Suitable for all ages, and would be a great book to share with the younger ones this holiday season.
Darla_Ortiz More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that came into my life at just the right time. I had been reading a number of rather long and heavy novels, and this novella by Norman Whaler was just what the doctor ordered to get me out of the early stages of a burnout. Since this book is a ‘sequel’ to “A Christmas Carol” (what a great idea, btw!) it has some same characters (and a few new ones) but as the title implies, it is mostly about Tiny Tim as an adult who finds himself going through a rough time and is visited by the ghost of the recently departed Mr. Scrooge, with whom he had become very close. There is also spiritual side and revolves around Christmas in a way that infuses realities of real life in a spiritual and uplifting way that helps get us through the darkest times. Beautiful narrative and dialogue, and this is one book that I would recommend to just about anyone. Very atmospheric and with a positive message of hope and love and faith. A great read for all ages.
GillianH More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars "Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge” by Norman Whaler is an excellent book that certainly captured my attention from the very beginning, pulled me in, and never once let go. It was riveting, imaginative, and flowed smoothly from beginning to end. Never a dull part where you get bored or want to skip ahead. The descriptions were very strong, and I mean with Whaler’s word choice… very literary and powerful. I felt like I was genuinely inside this world he ‘recreated’ with some of the most beloved characters. This isn’t easy to do at all, so I give him credit for taking a wonderful, timeless story and staying true to the essence of the original, yet taking in in a new and unique direction. A clean read, suitable for children through adults and perfect for the Christmas season.
SamRyan More than 1 year ago
"Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge…” by Norman Whaler far surpassed my expectations. I thought it was a very nice idea to have Tiny Tim’s story continue on, and we can see what challenges and experiences he has had in his life since we last saw him in “A Christmas Carol”. I was immediately pulled in by the beautiful, haunting narrative that set the scene and tone perfectly. In this one, instead of Old Scrooge being visited by the ghosts, it he who is the ghost and he is visiting Tim. Like the original novella of Dickens’, this is relatively short, but encompasses far more than I thought it would, emotionally and spiritually. It is a beautiful mix of personal drama and humanity, but is also creative and with a mystical and spiritual element that is fitting for the season and for the allegorical nature of the story. I thought Mr. Whaler’s narrative prose was some of the best I’ve read in a while, the way he brought these scenes to life, and the attention to the details that gave this story genuine authenticity. World building is absolutely crucial in selling a believable story that can entertain yet stay true to the spirit of the original but without feeling like ‘a copycat’. The flow was perfect, and kept me hooked right until the end My only complaint was that I do wish it was longer! Very literary, almost poetic writing and I loved the photos and the drawings. Highly recommended for fans of religious/Christmas fiction and literary stories.
CJ2277 More than 1 year ago
"Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge” is one of the best books I’ve read in a while, and I was genuinely surprised with how much I liked it. Although nothing can really compare to the original (“A Christmas Carol”) I thought this story by Norman Whaler was really cool and beautiful in its own way. Mr. Whaler does a marvelous job of keeping in the spirit of the original alive, but then taking it in his own direction as we catch up on Tiny Tim’s life several years after the first story ended. We feel transported not only into the various characters’ heads throughout the different experiences and their unique circumstances-- it felt like I was reading several slices of real life, although dark or surreal at times – always moving and very spiritual on some level. Nicely written and sometimes some parts almost felt poetic with a classic literary flair to the prose. I like that this story unfolded in an organic, natural manner (not orchestrated for the sake of delivering a ‘message’, which I appreciate.) There is a raw honesty there that was quite appealing, and the pictures throughout and the addition of the songs are such a great touch. This book does have a Christian theme, but it is one that feels universally applicable to all and the magic of Christmas is alive in these pages. Recommend.
LauraClarke More than 1 year ago
It has been many, many years since I’ve read Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, but I remembered that really I enjoyed it, so I was eager to read this continuation of the story in “Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge”. We are brought to another time and place and felt an immediate connection with the characters we loved so much in the original. Mr. Norman Whaler quickly brings us up to speed on the backstory of Tiny Tim and Mr. Scrooge, so it will actually work well even as a standalone novel for those unfamiliar with the body of work in which “Tiny Tim…” is inspired by. This is a fast and easy read, yet loaded with some profound, spiritual and deeper messages about life love, spirit of Christmas. So it is not a book to be rushed, but must be savored as we experience the life and new challenges Tiny Tim must face. Although I was sad to finish it, I thought the music at the end was a nice touch, and reading this book has inspired me to re-read “A Christmas Carol” again. Suitable for all ages.
essieh More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars This was a great book to curl up with on the couch and just get lost in! I’ve read several “retellings” or a “reimagining’ of classic stories in the past (or books inspired by other, more famous books) and while I usually enjoy them, it is rare to find one that truly captures the original essence in a believable way such as this one. I like that Norman Whaler explored Tiny Tim’s life further and took us on this endearing journey with him. His life has never been all that easy, but it has been especially difficult lately, especially now that his beloved Mr. Scrooge has passed. Great writing and characterizations done in a way that felt genuine and paid respect to Dickens’ work. Has a nice intimate – almost spiritual feel. This book would make such a wonderful stocking stuffer in time for Christmas!
KMatthews More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I love Christmas stories, especially this time of year, and this one is such a wonderful delight! It is familiar in the sense that it is a continuation of “A Christmas Carol”, which everybody knows and loves. Yet it is entirely new in the sense that we get to see more to Tiny Tim’s life… and Mr. Scrooge’s ‘afterlife’, haha. I appreciate the author’s easy and graceful use of powerful words to paint each situation and give deep imagery beyond compare. His writing had a very classic feel to it, and covers the gamut of emotions… some parts were sad, some more bittersweet, or uplifting and filled with hope and love, but all with the comfort and solace of God’s blessings and the real Spirit of Christmas. Loaded with skillful literary prose, and the editing was very clean. I liked how it delivers an emotional punch and explore the deeper issues of life and the meaning of Christmas – forcing us to look at life through a different filter for a while. While it is a relatively quick read (approx. 100 pages// 2 hours on audio) it definitely delivers the emotional and spiritual impact I look for in a great book. Recommend.
Shannon_Luster More than 1 year ago
An interesting sequel to a classic. Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge, written by Norman Whaler, centers on Tiny Tim, a grown man now, and becoming an uncaring one at that. The ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge returns and tries to show Tim the importance of the holidays. But at the risk of revealing too much about the story, I will say no more about that. Please note that this book is a sequel to the first book – A Christmas Carol – written by a different author, Charles Dickens. Switching gears back to the sequel and in particular to the cover of this book, I personally found this cover engaging. The characters being displayed on the cover is a nice touch in this reader’s opinion. The overall cover design reflects the merriment of the holiday season and was also one of the reasons, in all honesty, why this reader wanted to read this particular book. And now moving on to the overall editing of this book, I thought the editing is clean. For instance, this author correctly uses punctuation including commas versus periods versus semicolons, making this book easy on this reader’s eyes. The overall pacing is also fast enough to propel the story along but not too fast as to confuse me, the reader. In addition, the style of this sequel is reminiscent to the first book by referring back to familiar characters, settings and places. Furthermore, the character development reflects the most in the character of Tim as he begins to understand the importance of the holidays. However, at the risk of revealing too much about this book’s plot, I will say no more about that though. Overall, I give this book 4 stars out of 5 stars for the reasons already explained above.
StephySay More than 1 year ago
Ebenezer Scrooge had become a second father to Tiny Tim after his own ghostly encounters, and his death pushed Tim into a deep depression. He once loved the Christmas season but he couldn't find a reason to celebrate. Unbeknownst to Tim, while he is wallowing in his grief, his long lost sweetheart is facing troubles of her own. In the past she was ripped away from Tim and forced to marry an angry man who expressed his rage on Becky and her son. She fled, but was forced on the streets when her family denounced her. Scrooge's ghost visits Tim, and gives him the clarity he needs to find his Christmas spirit again. This book belongs on every Christian shelf and should be read every year. It is simple and easy enough for the whole family to be brought together. The beloved Tiny Tim is even more realistic as he and the other characters try to find happiness in a cold world. Perhaps it was just my copy, but I did notice there was some formatting issues by way of spacing after punctuations. Other than that, the books cover and the other illustrations made you feel as though you were reading a classic novel. I give the book 5 out of 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tiny Tim And The Ghost Of Ebenezer Scrooge Norman Whaler -Minor Spoilers- When I first saw that this was a sequel to A Christmas Carol, I was skeptic. I thought, “How could they possibly follow that up?” By the second page, I was hooked. Norman Whaler created a masterpiece to follow up a classic. The characters, narrative, setting, it feels like an extension of the original. By that I mean you haven't read A Christmas Carol until you've read Tiny Tim And The Ghost Of Ebenezer Scrooge. You just haven't. This story is what brings A Christmas Carol full circle. After Scrooge's death, Tiny Tim, now a young man, becomes angry. “It's not fair!” He shouted after seeing the corpse of a man they all grew to love. This reaction, for anyone who has ever lost a loved one, is spot on. It's realistic. Anger at the world, at God, is a natural reaction Tiny Tim succumbs to. But with the help of Ebenezer's ghost, Tiny Tim regains his faith. “An untested faith is no faith at all”- My favorite line. Truly, this book is hard to put down. I meant to stop part way through to eat something, but I ended up finishing it all in one sitting.
Paula_Stewart1 More than 1 year ago
No Longer Tiny I just finished a beautiful little book titled, Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The sequel to A Christmas Carol. What fantastic sequel to the much loved and still popular novella, A Christmas Carol by the famous master of language Mr. Charles Dickens. I honestly believe Dickens would applaud this sequel, created by the impeccable Mr. Norman Whaler. This great tale is a continuation of the lives of Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Tim's downtrodden father, Bob Cratchit who was Scrooge's overworked, underpaid clerk in A Christmas Carol. You will be happy to know that Tim grows up to be healthy and strong due to Scrooges new found kindness. In this remarkable story, Scrooge is eulogized by words such as kind, caring, and loving. I was happy to discover that the joy and love that Scrooge awoke with on Christmas morning after those visits from Marley's ghost and the three spirits never left his heart. Even though it is just August I just loved this Christmas time story and the fantastic cover art and illustrations presented in this well-articulated book. The continued development of the characters was well-done, and the concise editing made for a smooth and flawless read. This sequel is sure to become a well-loved classic. God Bless you, Norman Wheeler and Merry Christmas.