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Nickolai is the last true elf left in the world, rescued from the fate of his people by Comet, a flying reindeer. Brought up by human parents in the distant north, Nickolai knows that there's something different about him. Teased and bullied because of his pointed ears, he seeks solace with the reindeer in the enchanted forest. But when Magda starts to steal children's youth in order to regain her own beauty, Nick must travel north to foil her evil plans ...
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Lucy started writing as soon as she could hold a pen and has never stopped. She wrote her first play at eight: a nativity play told from the point of view of the donkey, which was performed for many years at her nursery school. After university she worked in advertising, journalism and TV. She had the idea for Nickolai of the North whilst talking to her daughter about who filled Santa's stocking when he was little. She wrote much of the book in midsummer, sitting in her garden, conjuring up the snow and ice of winter.Review:
This definitive story of how Santa came to be recreates the magic of Christmas with elves, fairies, flying reindeer, and plenty of snow and ice. A classic myth in the making, presented in a luxurious gift edition. * Starred review, Publishing News * Enchantingly original ... thrilling twists ensure that this will become a Christmas classic. * The Independent * A real yuletide treat ... If it doesn't give you that Xmas feeling, then there is no help for it: you have become Scrooge. * The Times * Leaves us with a tale that is earthy and believable, as well as magical * TES Teacher (Supplement to the TES) * The definitive story of how Santa came to be -- a book for every home this Christmas. This is a beautifully original story with many twists and turns -- it is sure to become a Christmas classic * Reading Zone * Richly embroiders the Christmas myth to come up with a charming fantasy * Glasgow Herald * A lovely Christmassy read for confident readers aged seven and above * Norwich Evening News * I liked this book because it is very magical and a very interesting story -- David Burke, aged 9 * Cork Evening Echo * A perfect Christmas story * Aldershot Mail * A classic myth in the making * guardian.co.uk * This is an enchanting and captivating story with a thrilling plot, which cleverly weaves together the traditional details of the Santa Claus story...an ideal book to snuggle up with on the cold dark evenings before Christmas * Herts & Essex Observer Series * This is children's fiction at its most thrilling...a brilliant story, brilliantly told. It will never ever leave you * Betty Bookmark * A new twist on a timeless legend, set to become a children's Christmas classic * SQ Surrey Quaterly Magazine *
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Children's, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110340903007
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0340903007
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Children's Books, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0340903007