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When Santa Fell To Earth by Cornelia Funke
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When Santa Fell To Earth

by Cornelia Funke

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This may not be Cornelia Funke's most well-known book, but it's one of my favorites.... The blend of whimsy and intrigue put me solidly in a holiday mood. ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
Review to follow.... ( )
  suefitz1 | Apr 3, 2013 |
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1767536.html

I may have just been in a bad mood, but this book just felt like total glurge to me. Little boy and little girl help an unfortunate Santa who has run into trouble, and as a reward the boy gets out of the tropical Christmas that his parents wanted. A very quick read at least. ( )
  nwhyte | Jun 26, 2011 |
-The leader of the Great Christmas Council, one Gerold Geronimus Goblynch, has outlawed all of the old, magical ways. Snowmobiles have replaced reindeer, elves and angels are banned, and noncompliant Santas are turned into chocolate. Niklas Goodfellow is the last real Santa. He and his ramshackle companions-two fat angels named Matilda and Emmanuel, an invisible reindeer, and a bunch of foulmouthed elves (steaming reindeer poo!)-are hiding from the Council. Luckily, local children Ben and Charlotte and Charlotte's dog, Mutt, join forces to save Niklas from a chocolatey fate. Funke's holiday fantasy, originally published in Germany in 1994, appeals on many levels and is surprisingly fresh. Howard's charming drawings, many full page, add just the right touch. Wonderfully imaginative details, adventure, danger, and a brave young Santa who fights to preserve all that is magical and special about Christmas make this a perfect read over a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter's night.
  antimuzak | Feb 27, 2011 |
Santa Claus falls to earth 2 days before Christmas. But he's not safe. The evil Gerold Geronimus Goblynch plans to make the holiday season into his personal moneymaking scheme. can Santa frost Goblynch in time to rescue Christmas?
  tlesr | Jan 26, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cornelia Funkeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Howard, PaulIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kehn, ReginaIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Latsch, Oliver G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miró, CarlesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 043978204X, Hardcover)

What would happen if Santa fell to Earth? Christmas through the eyes of Cornelia Funke: quirky, funny, ultimately heartwarming, and packaged in a collectible format. A new holiday classic!

Scared by a storm, Twinklestar, the least reliable reindeer, bolts--causing Santa and his sleigh to crash-land. And though Santa has dropped into a friendly neighborhood, he's not safe: Jeremiah Goblynch, the ruthless new leader of the Council of Yuleland, is determind to put an end to children's wishes and turn the holiday season into his own personal moneymaking scheme. As the last REAL St. Nick around, only Santa stands between Goblynch and his grinchlike plan. With the help and hope of kids Charlotte and Ben, Santa must face Goblynch and his Nutcracker goons to save Christmas!

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When he and his caravan come crashing down to earth during a thunderstorm two weeks before Christmas, Santa is befriended by two children, Charlotte and Ben, who try to help him save the holiday from the tricks and moneymaking schemes of Gerold Geronimus Goblynch and to take off in time for his annual rounds.… (more)

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