Carolyn Mitchell Pens Whimsical New Holiday Story, ‘The Tale of the Christmas Hero’

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Santa’s Reindeer Learn Humility In New Children’s Book

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The Tale of the Christmas Hero, a holiday book the whole family can enjoy.

In Carolyn Mitchell’s enchanting new book, “The Tale of the Christmas Hero” (published by AuthorHouse), illustrated by Brenda Timms, Santa Claus and his reindeer learn a valuable lesson from a miniature marvel with monumental compassion.

The story begins in a snowy countryside just before the border of Santa’s last delivery town on Christmas Eve. A little field mouse sets out to enjoy his nightly stroll, only to become the target of the reindeer's games. The entire sleigh team suddenly forgets their important final stop and engages the rodent in a game of chase, pulling an unwilling Santa along for the ride. But their size proves no match for the tiny mouse’s enormous wit. He devises a clever plan to escape the merriment.

Mitchell’s delightful, easy-to-read story is written in clever rhyme that beckons children and fun-loving adults alike to imagine their own town as the final destination almost missed by Santa and his hapless crew. The vivid illustrations add just the right touch to “The Tale of the Christmas Hero,” a holiday book the whole family can enjoy.

“The Tale of the Christmas Hero”
By Carolyn Mitchell, Illustrated by Brenda Timms
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781420885583 |
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Having retired from a successful nursing career, Carolyn Mitchell is now able to embrace her lifelong desire to write. This Christmas story allows her to combine her passions for “children, writing, and the holiday of her heart into one glorious venture.” She currently lives with her husband, Daryl, on a farm near Hickman, Neb., where they have raised three daughters and now enjoy visits from their six grandchildren.

About the Illustrator
Illustrator Brenda Timms is a gifted and successful artist who expresses her talents through multiple mediums. Her illustrations skillfully capture the delightful personalities of the book’s characters and provide infatuating enhancements to the story. After raising a daughter and son in her native Nebraska countryside, Brenda now continues her artistic endeavors in Georgia.

Mitchell and Timms also wrote and illustrated “The Tale of the Pumpkin Seed Squad.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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