I told the story of The True Meaning of Crumbfest last night at the Scottish Storytelling Centre‘s Christmas Storytelling Cafe. It is a profound story about how a young mouse by the name of Eckhart discovers what Christmas is all about. An environmental and animal-friendly take on the season by Prince Edward Islander David Weale.
I heard Marta Singh tell this story in Ottawa a couple of years ago and I just had to learn it. The book has become one of my standard holiday gifts for young children, though adults tend to fall in love with it too. The story was well received by the entirely adult crowd here in Edinburgh. One man who heard it told me that he would re-think his escalating conflict with the three generations of mice who had moved into his house. The power of story ; )
The full text of The True Meaning of Crumbfest is available for free on the Prince Edward Island Government Website: Island Christmas