Winterton has not felt the warmth of Christmas and the spirit of love and joy for over 100 years. Neighbors are brisk with one another, no compassion and love, no smiling, only coldness of heart.
Mayor Coldstone and Mrs. Sleet discover a girl, Mimi who is obviously not from Winterton, with her smile and rosy cheeks. She is put in the attic of the orphanage. Her small friend a Humbug begins to hum a tune that others hear that begins to warm their hearts. Mayor Coldstone is determined to keep Winterton in the dark and cold.
Lee Baker describes Winterton and it's in habitants with words like, icy, sheets of frost, arctic, frigid and more. Very detailed descriptions that make you chill as you read it. Can the tiny Humbugs song bring the reindeer and Christmas back to Winterton or has it been frozen for too long?
Darling book to add to your Christmas collection. Sharing the theme of the love of Christmas and the warmth it brings to communities, Lee Baker does an excellent job of showing the difference that the love can make.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lee Baker is the president of Sandman Studios, a visual effects and animation company and has taught courses at UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University and the University of Utah. He is the author of the illustrated books “Humbug, A Christmas Carol” and “Beau and the Beanstalk,” and now his latest thriller “Speed of Light.” Lee lives in Utah with his wife and five children.
Thanks to Media Guests for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.