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THE CHRISTMAS TALE OF ELAINE GALE.

- With love from Mr T and I.


THE CHRISTMAS TALE OF ELAINE GALE by  DANIEL THOMPSON (With illustrations by CONNOR  EDWARDS).


The story starts with 3 siblings Claire, Ben and Daniel, building a snow queen in the garden, as all children do. Claire begins to create a story around the evil snow queen and before long she explains how Elaine Gale – the evil snow queen has placed a spell on all children to be naughty so that when Santa checks his naughty and nice list no-one has been good and thus no presents are needed.

Happy with their days work they head back in for tea, but soon realise that their story is unfolding in front of their eyes. Realising they are the only ones who can stop Elaine Gale they start about a journey to overcome her evil plan and restore Christmas before it’s too late.
- Book Blurb from The Christmas Tale Of Elaine Gale Website (Click on the author's or illustrator's name to take you there)

Before we start, dear faint of heart, I give you warning fair.
- First Sentence

And with despair, said youngest Claire, "You're such a fraidy cat,
She's made of snow, not skin and bones, you can't be scared of that."
Memorable Moment, Page unnumbered

SOURCE: Received from the author with thanks.

READ FOR: Not applicable.

MY THOUGHTS: What is sure to become a seasonal tradition in the Terry household. And not just in our household I'm sure. Way up there with classics such as Twas The Night Before Christmas, I'm sure The Christmas Tale Of Elaine Gale will become a firm favourite with all who read it.

A unique Christmas tale written in verse that with its wicked queen who 'hates St. Nick and his stupid reindeer' boasts a wonderful pantomime style villain albeit it one with a difference ... Oh yes it does!*

At over ninety pages and with some fairly challenging rhymes perhaps not the best book for less confident readers but what better way than to curl up with a hot chocolate and have someone read you such a wonderfully seasonal tale.

* See my 2009 post of Pantomime here for explanation.


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