In the tradition of Christmas movies like Elf* that can be enjoyed by the whole family comes the new book Back to Christmas. Amazon, Goodreads and Audible reviewers agree: "One of the best Christmas stories I've ever read..." "Fun and magical..." "Perfect for the entire family..."
"You and your whole family are about to go onto the Permanent Naughty List, and I'm required to give you the official warning on the day before Christmas Eve...even though, in the case of your family, the warning is merely a formality." Twelve-year-old Amanda Krumwerth can't believe her ears. Or her eyes. She's come face-to-face with an elf from the North Pole. And not just any elf; his name is Marmel, and he's head of Santa's Department for Labeling Humans Naughty or Nice. How can she prove Marmel wrong with just two days before the sun sets on Christmas? Find out in this delightful story about an unhappy elf, an unpleasant family, and the magic of Christmas.
©2016 Dennis Canfield (P)2016 Dennis Canfield
This was a really cute book. It is perfect for the entire family, and keeps the attention of all ages. The elves, Santa, and Reverse Santa appeal especially to kids, and I loved the message about the importance of family. It was nice to see a family "unplugged" and doing things together. I sometimes forget how much technology (our phones, TV, etc.) can get in the way of spending quality family time together. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by Simon Vance. I really liked his narration. He had unique voices for each character, and his voice is really pleasant to listen to. If you're looking for a holiday store you can enjoy with the whole family, I highly recommend this one.
No. The book was poorly conceived and the writing was barely competent.
The book is set in Chicago but the narrator has a British accent. His Midwest American accent was hard to listen to, but his Southern one was truly painful.
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