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A Christmas Tail

Moral Tails in an Immoral World (Maurice's Valises)

J. S. Friedman, Chris Beatrice (Illustrator), Barbara Gruener (Foreword by)


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On a snow-filled train track somewhere in Bavaria, Maurice comes upon an abandoned train car with a circus elephant and an anteater locked inside. Far down the track the circus master has discovered his stars have been left behind and a train is speeding back to recapture them. Can Maurice help Hope and Freedum escape before the circus master arrives? From this adventure comes a Moral Scroll based on the words of Albert Einstein. Sticker book included.

Mouse Prints Press, 9789081836883, 50pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2014

About the Author

J. S. Friedman is a retired commercial photographer and the creator of the award-winning book, exhibit, and non-profit educational organization Earth Elders: The Wisdom of the World's Oldest People. He is also a grandfather, veteran storyteller, and world traveler. He has journeyed from the Far East to the American heartland, learning valuable life lessons and multiple languages along the way. Mr. Friedman's wanderlust is far from over. On any given day, you may find him and his wife charting the canals of Amsterdam on their houseboat or exploring the temples of Thailand. Chris Beatrice is an award-winning artist whose work has graced the covers of classic children's books like Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe. His skills transcend paper, as he is also an acclaimed video-game designer and commercial artist. He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.