Charlie the Great White Horse and the story of the Magic Jingle Bells is a children’s Christmas novella that evokes the adventure, fantasy, and magical happy endings of a simpler time in America.Set in the early 1900’s in Centerville, Indiana.
It is light, fast, and fun escapism for readers from 7-14 years of age. Parents can read this to their children as well. Adult will enjoy the book if they are young at heart. Who wants to be grown up all the time?
This is the first book of the trilogy: As the story unfolds in the months before Christmas, Charlie the Horse, Louis (a red-haired boy), and Louis’s friend Chug Martin are thrown into circumstances wrought with danger and adventure.
They try desperately to foil the plot of a trio of horse thieves from Saint Louis who arrive in Centerville to steal Jupiter, the Show Horse who has come to run in Centerville’s annual “Gazette Stakes”. Charlie, Louis and Chug perform daring deeds, ultimately acts of great courage and determination in ridding the town of the three “Bad Dudes”; Black Jack Tilly, Cool Joe Biggs and Rags Martin.
Santa Claus sees the bravery and courage that lies within Charlie’s heart and arrives on Christmas Eve with Rudolph and Santa’s reindeer, in Mr. Beamer’s barn to possible offer Charlie a once in a lifetime opportunity to be apart of Christmas forever. This surprise twist lays the foundation for the sequel manuscripts. The first book in the series is complete as well: The Journey to Northumberland and the Rise of the Undertoads.
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