A delightful, new Christmas story about an old Christmas custom. Meet Tiny McShane, an endearing elf, whose story and whimsical drawings give children a peek at an old fashioned Christmas. In the tradition of "Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer", Santa's smallest elf, another misfit, just wants to be one of the gang in this newest of children's Christmas stories. Teased by the other elves in the Toy Barn because of his size, Tiny refuses to become discouraged. How he comes up with a plan to make Santa notice him is the surprise of the book.
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Tiny McShane is the first in our planned series of children's books and short stories, all of which will emphasize tradition, values and wholesome entertainment with which to enrich your children's lives. A firm believer in family and plain, old fashioned tradition, the author feels strongly about the importance of continuity in the lives of small children. It is her hope that "The Story of Tiny McShane" will serve as a nostalgic reminder of holidays past. Perhaps, the one small ritual described in the story will once again become part of some family's life and once again give children the comforting, predictable pleasure of an old fashioned Christmas Eve.
AUTHOR COMMENTS: The Irish character of Tiny McShane has been in the family for over 30 years. Originally intended to be used in a sales promotion for a chocolate company, a late start canceled it out, and although his silly antics continued to amuse the children, he was finally filed away and forgotten. Coming across the old file recently, I decided to put the elf into a Christmas story. It was time to start that Children's book I had always wanted to write . The decision to self publish was mainly based on time - I am 80 years old and it was now or, perhaps, never. "Thank God for the computer." Everything we needed to know about self-publishing was right there in that wonderful, electronic gadget - copyright, Library of Congress, ISBN, printing companies, wholesalers - everything. "Thank you, Bill Gates."About the Author:
Born almost 80 years ago, Betty has been a successful free-lance writer, published in numerous magazines and newspapers, for many years. Married a mere 54 years now, she and husband, Jack, ( an 80 year old tennis playing great-grandfather) live on a small fishing lake in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This is her first book.
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Book Description Russell Dean & Company, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brian Shepard (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M096645880X