The Christmas Mink: And Other December Tales from the North Woods

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Osiail Pub, Nov 27, 2009 - Fiction - 208 pages
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The Christmas Mink and Other December Tales from the North Woods brings the spirit of the season alive. In this whimsical collection of Christmas stories and poems from the snowy north woods of New England, see the season in a new light and find the holiday spirit in unlikely places—in Siberia, from the tail of the Christmas Comet, or even a tree in your own yard. In the title tale, ""The Christmas Mink,"" young Will, worried about finding a gift for his generous mother, receives a miraculous gift courtesy of a talking mink. In ""Coal,"" hapless elves must travel to Siberia to gather Santa’s supply of coal for his list of VBKs (very bad kids). Join curmudgeonly old woodsmen, living ornaments, a congress of talking animals, a horde of helpful mice, and one grandiose moose in these rousing December tales certain to please both cynic and celebrant alike.

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Review: The Christmas Mink: and Other December Tales from the North Woods

User Review  - Karmen - Goodreads

This book spoke to my rather ambivalent feelings of the holidays. 2009 being a year more stressful than I can ever recall. The stories are somewhat bittersweet, but better for it. Hope is available ... Read full review

Review: The Christmas Mink: and Other December Tales from the North Woods

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

A First Reads win. I really liked the poems. Loved a couple of the stories. Liked most of the stories. Could have skipped one or two stories--nothing wrong with them, just kind of nothing for me. But ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

John-Richard Thompson was born in New Hampshire and raised by minks in an abandoned hunting lodge. He now lives in New York City. He is an author and playwright and advocate for individuals with disabilities. He has co-authored three nonfiction books and has won several awards for his work in the theatre.

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