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Publisher's Note:  

Santa has landed in a whole lot of trouble! Thanks to Twinklestar, that marzipan-loving but lightning-shy reindeer, Santa and his caravan have come crashing down in a storm just two weeks before Christmas.


Luckily he’s (literally!) dropped into a nice neighborhood.
But Santa’s not safe.


The ruthless Gerold Geronimus Goblynch plans to put an end to children’s wishes and turn the holiday season into his personal moneymaking scheme. Only Santa stands between him and his grinchlike tricks. With the help of kids Charlotte and Ben, Santa will have to face Goblynch and his Nutcracker goons if he’s ever to rescue Christmas



When Santa Fell to Earth

by Cornelia Funke

Review Date:
10/01/2014

Recommended Age:
9+

Overall Rating:
****1/2

Profanity / Language Rating:

Violence / Gore Rating:
**

Sex / Nudity Rating:

Overall Review:  

When Santa Fell to Earth is a charming, middle grade Christmas story with all the creative, whimsical elements that Cornelia Funke is so skilled at imagining.  Evil nutcrackers, grumpy elves, invisible reindeer with a fondness for marzipan, a magical caravan--these are just a few of the elements that give this story so much personality.  You can practically smell the gingerbread coming off the pages in this magical, fun, and sweet story.

 

There is an audiobook version of this title, read by the author, which is quite fine.  This novel will be sure to put both young and old in a Christmas spirit.  Really, Christmas should be magical and if you have forgotten that, then this novel is just what you need.


Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  None

 

Violence/Gore:  Report of characters being turned into chocolate and eaten, non-detailed; report of animals being made into salami, non-detailed; tripping; grabbing; chasing; character falls and breaks limb; character is turned into chocolate.

 

Sex/Nudity:  None



Mature Subject Matter:  

Bullying, cheating on schoolwork.



Alcohol / Drug Use:  

None



Reviewed By Cindy
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