Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge is a story, which occurs after the death of Scrooge and follows that of Tiny Tim and his grief. This is, of course, not written by Charles Dickens but Norman Whaler and is a sequel to The Christmas Carol.
To begin with the sentencing is off ‘old Scrooge is dead as a mackerel’ etc.
The story of Becky, her poverty and young son did not fit in with that of Tim and his father, Bob Cratchit, and only became relevant later on.
The characters, with the limitations of not being able to do much outside of the characteristics Mr. Dickens gave them, work well. The illustrations are also a welcome addition, as well as the carols added into the back of the book.
Tiny Tim and the ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge is basically a rehash of The Christmas Carol, with Tim questioning his faith, and religion in his grief and withdrawing from Christmas festivities.
There are ghosts and the line ‘in that brief instant realised how much he had forgotten to be thankful’ touched me.
The story does not offer much new but is a pleasant short read about kindness and friendship.
A perfect Christmas read.