The Santa Claus Gang has struck again. Xmas Eve: the Prussian Death Squad Robot commandos (with Live Action Grappling Hooks!) disappear en masse. A panicked CEO places an early morning call for help. Ignoring Call Waiting, Marlowe and Nina answer, launching them yet again into the seedy, dumpster-filled underbelly of the City's criminal underworld. You'd think they'd have learned by now to pay attention to Call Waiting. 'Tis the season to stop the nefarious holiday-themed criminal organization from giving away the Most Wanted Toy of the Year. Otherwise, the poor conglomerate that manufactures the Prussian Death Squad Robot Commandos (with Live Action Grappling Hooks!) will be crushed. And if that isn't incentive enough, failure means Marlowe and Nina will be executed. The Santa Claus Gang is a short story set after the action of Marlowe and the Spacewoman, but before the nail-biting excitement of Balloons of the Apocalypse. And now, for a limited time, it's available in English!
Try as they might, the Daemons of the Caves could not tempt old Santa Claus in any way. Quite the contrary, his cheery laughter disconcerted the evil ones and showed to them the folly of their undertaking. It's well known that no harm can come to Santa Claus while he is in the Laughing Valley, for the fairies, and ryls, and knooks all protect him. But on Christmas Eve he drives his reindeer out into the big world, carrying a sleighload of toys and pretty gifts to the children. Christmas Eve is the one time when his enemies have a chance to injure him. So the Daemons made their plans and awaited the arrival of Christmas Eve. Santa bridled his reindeer to the sleigh, and took to the air -- when suddenly a strange thing happened: a rope shot through the moonlight and a big noose that was in the end of it settled over the arms and body of Santa Claus and drew tight. Before he could resist or even cry out he was jerked from the seat of the sleigh and tumbled head foremost into a snowbank, while the reindeer rushed onward with the load of toys and carried it quickly out of sight and sound. Such a surprising experience confused old Santa for a moment, and when he had collected his senses he found that the wicked Daemons had pulled him from the snowdrift and bound him tightly with many coils of the stout rope. And then they carried the kidnapped Santa Claus away to their mountain, where they thrust the prisoner into a secret cave and chained him to the rocky wall so that he could not escape.
Brandie Andrews wakes up Christmas Eve night and discovers an unthinkable truth for a six-year-old. That truth threatens her trust in her parents. It even challenges the core of her beliefs. But when her grandmother Momma Nan steps in, their heartfelt visit changes the course of Brandie's young life and her community.A. Rolita Adams has written a story that gets to the heart of Christmas. It is a wonderful story for families who choose to celebrate Christmas based on the truth of God's Word. While the book, "You Said Santa Claus Was Real!" provides a learning experience for children, parents and guardians will gain new insight after reading it. Not only is it a heartwarming Christmas story, it has transformational power. Add "You Said Santa Claus Was Real!" to your annual Christmas reading list.
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How does Santa know how to match the exact right toy with the exact right kid every December? He?s the world?s number one toy expert, that?s how! This sneak peek into Santa?s workshop is a joyful Christmas treat from the Caldecott honoree Marla Frazee. With delicious humorous moments and a warm, unexpected ending, this book is truly a Christmas treat. And now, in the Send-A-Story format, it's ready to be mailed off to your favorite believer.A tiny, mailable version complete with addressable flaps and seals.Why send a card when you can Send-A-Story? Ages: 4 to 8 Grades: PreK to 3 AUTHOR: Marla Frazee has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures, an ALA Notable Children's Book. Her picture book A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever received a Caldecott Honor in 2009.
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