Regan W. H. Macaulay and Guardian Angel Publishing

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Regan W. H. Macaulay
Illustrator(s): Alex Zgud
ISBN-10: 1616339357
ISBN-13: 978-1616339357
Release Date: November 17, 2018
Category: Picture Book

Merry Myrrh, the Christmas Bat

Synopsis:

Myrrh is a young and very merry brown bat named after one of the gifts of the Magi.  He experiences the wonders of his first Christmas among the decorations of a farmhouse, as well as the kindness of the family that discovers him in their home!
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Virginia White said on 12/06/2018:
What an unusual and interesting story.
Lisa Wroble said on 12/06/2018:
What a clever topic. Love the book trailer!
Valerie Woebkenberg said on 11/29/2018:
Congratulations! This looks like a wonderful story. Your trailer is so nice and the illustrations are beautiful. What a great way to introduce the gifts of the Magi.
Glenda Armand said on 11/15/2018:
I love Christmas books!
N Vizcarra said on 11/15/2018:
I want to read this book!
Laura Renauld said on 11/04/2018:
A unique and charming Christmas story. Congrats!
Betty Vanderwielen said on 10/25/2018:
Sound like an interesting premise
Lee said on 10/24/2018:
Awesome and just in time for Christmas! I shall buy mine at Regan's Book Launch - Saturday, November 17th at Indigo, Yonge and Eglinton.

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Myrrh is a young and very merry brown bat named after one of the gifts of the Magi.  He experiences the wonders of his first Christmas among the decorations of a farmhouse, as well as the kindness of the family that discovers him in their home!
Regan writes novels, short stories, children’s literature, and scripts. Writing is her passion, but she’s also a producer and director of theatre, film, and television. She is an animal-enthusiast as well, which led her to become a Certified Canine (and Feline) Massage Therapist. Other award-winning picture storybooks include Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese, Sloth the Lazy Dragon, Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far.  You can also find recently published picture book Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast among the BookStop pages!  Regan is also the author of "The Trilogy of Horrifically Half-baked Ham", which includes Space Zombies! (based on her film, Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!—available on iTunes and on DVD), They Suck and Horror at Terror Creek.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:  Alex Zgud is an artist from rural Ontario, currently living in Calgary. She attended the Ontario College of Art & Design, where she majored in drawing and painting, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. After finishing school she went on to begin a tattoo apprenticeship, and has since been developing her skills as a tattoo artist. Her preferred media are inks and watercolours.

reganmacaulay@gmail.com
“Every year, two bats visit a farmhouse to see the beautiful holiday decorations. Eventually, they have a son, Myrrh. On his first Christmas, he wants to see the decorations, too. Mom and Dad think he's too young. But he has other ideas.

Merry Myrrh, The Christmas Bat is a charming story that features an unlikely Christmas character. Children will enjoy the antics of the adorable bat and all the lovely Christmas scenes throughout the book. The story is well-written with exceptional illustrations.

The author also includes a note to readers for how they can help protect bats.

Highly recommended for children ages 3-7.”

--Sherry Ellis, Children’s Author

“Merry Myrrh, the Christmas Bat,” by Regan W. H. Macaulay, and illustrated by Alex Zgud, is a sweet Christmas story about all the beauties, joys, and pleasures of the Christmas season as seen through the eyes of a brown bat family, Mr. and Mrs. Raft. Each year they fly to the farmhouse window to see all the decorations, the tree, and the nativity scene. They are blessed with a baby bat, and name him Myrrh, because he is a wonderful gift to them like the gifts of the Magi. They tell him tales of their annual Christmas visit to the farmhouse window to view the Christmas decorations. Myrrh wants to go, too, but his folks think him too young. Myrrh has a squirrel friend, Sensa, who offers to take Myrrh to see the Christmas window. So the two sneak out and Myrrh has a bigger adventure than he anticipated.

The story is lovingly illustrated, with gorgeous detail, by Alex Zgud. Readers will feel as if they are looking in the window and seeing the wondrous scene that Myrrh and Sensa see. And like Myrrh, we’ll want to get closer and closer. This adventure could very well be Myrrh’s last one, if not for the kindness of the human farmhouse family.

“Merry Myrrh, the Christmas Bat” is highly recommended for children ages 4 – 7. The younger ones will enjoy the artwork as the story is read to them and the older ones can read it themselves or read to younger siblings. This is a lovely story to be shared and enjoyed each Christmas.

Information on author Regan W.H. Macaulay is at https://reganwhmacaulay.weebly.com/"

--Penelope Anne Cole, Children's Author

I am an animal enthusiast, as mentioned in my bio.  I am a Certified Canine and Feline Massage Therapist.  Visit the site for Kuri K9 Massage at:  https://kurik9massage.weebly.com/

    Guestbook Comments
    Virginia White said on December 6, 2018:
    What an unusual and interesting story.

    Lisa Wroble said on December 6, 2018:
    What a clever topic. Love the book trailer!

    Valerie Woebkenberg said on November 29, 2018:
    Congratulations! This looks like a wonderful story. Your trailer is so nice and the illustrations are beautiful. What a great way to introduce the gifts of the Magi.

    Glenda Armand said on November 15, 2018:
    I love Christmas books!

    N Vizcarra said on November 15, 2018:
    I want to read this book!

    Laura Renauld said on November 4, 2018:
    A unique and charming Christmas story. Congrats!

    Betty Vanderwielen said on October 25, 2018:
    Sound like an interesting premise

    Lee said on October 24, 2018:
    Awesome and just in time for Christmas! I shall buy mine at Regan's Book Launch - Saturday, November 17th at Indigo, Yonge and Eglinton.

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