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Publication Date: 1 Oct 2020
Subject: Children's novels
Suitable for: Primary (Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8)
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A young boy, still grieving for his mother three years after her death, finds an old snow globe that shows him and his distant father three Christmases - one each from the past, present, and future.
'Old Marley's magic was beginning to stir...'
George is about to spend his third Christmas without his mum. Since she died, George's life has felt dull and grey; his dad has thrown himself into his work and has no time for family, and definitely no time for Christmas.
Then, George stumbles across Marley's Curiosity Shop. There he finds a mysterious snow globe, which - though George can't quite understand how - appears to show a scene from George's past. A Christmas in which he and his family were together, and happy...
That night, George and his dad are swept on an adventure to three Christmases - past, present, and future. With help from new friends, and just a touch of magic, can they begin living life in full colour again?
Three long years have passed since George's mother was killed on Christmas Eve - and since George's dad cancelled Christmas for them. Trapped in their grief, the lonely pair (and George's nan) are miserable and isolated as seemingly the entire world enjoys the festivities. But when George chances upon a very special snow globe in a rather magical shop, he starts off a series of visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future - and hopefully a change of heart for his dad...
Taking a much-loved Christmas classic (A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens) and giving it a very modern update, complete with purple reindeer and cheeky elves, takes some nerve. Luckily Catherine Doyle has managed to craft a hugely enjoyable adventure sprinkled with sly humour, heartbreaking poignancy and a little bit of magic. Destined to be a future classic itself, The Miracle on Ebenezer Street is sure to make readers laugh out loud and shed a tear. An essential purchase for seasonal collections everywhere.