Eight-year-old Dillon Helbig is in the second grade at a normal school in the American town of Boise, which is located in Idaho. And who would have known that at just eight years old he could become a real writer!
«The Christmas Adventures of Dillon Helbig” appeared in a regular notebook with a red cover. It was an adventure story that the boy decided to illustrate himself with pencils.
In the stories about himself, Dillon tells about the explosion of the New Year’s star, about his own journey to the North Pole and many other unusual winter events that he was able to come up with for his literary alter ego.
The student was very pleased with his work and secretly put the book on the library shelf. He wanted to share his story with other students of the school. The boy did not say anything to the librarians because he was afraid that his book would not be considered suitable for the school collection.
A few days after returning to the library, he found that the book had disappeared. Disappointed, Dillon, along with his parents, began to find out his fate. He was afraid that the notebook with the story had been thrown away.
It turned out that librarian Alex Hartman noticed the book. He decided that the book was wonderful and worthy of becoming part of the library collection, so he asked the boy’s parents for permission to assign a barcode to it. The parents happily agreed, and Dillon’s notebook was recognized as a real graphic novel.
More than 55 people signed up for the book, a real sensation for the school library. According to the rules, the reader can use the book for up to four weeks, so perhaps some will read these Christmas stories only after a few years.