on the lump of coal

23 Dec
eez fine contribution to Xmas 2009:
 Guess what Li’l ë just found in her cupboard?
A bagga charcoal!
The holiday season is a time for storytelling, and whether you are hearing the story of a candelabra staying lit for more than a week, or a baby born in a barn without proper medical supervision, these stories often feature miracles. Thus begins The Lump of Coal, a fairly new book by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Brett Helquist.


The story begins with a lump of coal, who for the sake of argument could think, talk, and move itself around. Like many people who dress in black, the lump of coal was interested in becoming an artist.

Above illustration LUMP OF COAL, Frustrated Artist © Brett Helquist



 Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth!


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