>Hi everyone. Last weekend I got swept away by the holiday spirit. Maybe it was the smells from thanksgiving cooking, or the fact that we had a fire going in the living room…whatever it was, I wanted to curl up on the couch and read. And read I did. But, I was feeling so full of holiday cheer that I wanted to read to my little brother and have a memorable moment so, I pulled out a Christmas book that I read a few years ago and began to read it my brother.
Eight-year-old Tess is convinced this is the year she will finally meet Santa and experience the “Christmas magic.” She also wishes with all her heart that her best friend’s ill father will recover. Tess’s faith in the season results in a Christmas Eve so wondrous, so sparkling, readers won’t be able to help but feel transformed. Like trimming the tree and “It’s a Wonderful Life”; baking cookies and “White Christmas”; ON CHRISTMAS EVE is sure to bring new holiday magic to readers’ lives.
Join Elannah and Sam as they drift off happily into the fantastical world of their dreams where they visit Rodger the Badger and the Bridge Troll for some festive fun…or so they think…until ….
“Well” Rodger said, “The Twelve Toed Ugly Troll never did celebrate Christmas”
“Never celebrated Christmas!?” Sam exclaimed incredulously, a look of such bewilderment on his face. All thoughts of missing presents were forgotten. “That’s not possible! What about his friends and family?”
“The Bridge Troll never knew his parents and, until the night of the fireworks, he has never had anyone to call a friend”
“This is not good.” Elannah stated thoughtfully. She mused for a second and then announced, “Let’s throw him a Christmas party, not just any Christmas party, but rather the best party there has ever been. We will make up for all the missing Christmases in this one night!”
From a harmless snowball fight to a terrifying tumble down the side of a mountain, a trek through the Mines of Abundance and the Magical Night Flower Garden. Will these traveling companions manage to gather the perfect ingredients to amaze and astound the Twelve Toed Ugly Troll!?
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A First Christmas was provided to PBD by the author