About The Book: Hundreds of years ago, in a small harbor town on a fiord in Lapland , a kindly, learned, tinker named Kris Kringle sees a strange object streak through the night sky while gazing at The Northern Lights. A collector of meteorites, he sets out with his reindeer drawn sleigh to find the fallen rock amidst the ice and snow. Instead, he has a "Close Encounter" with a trio of Extraterrestrial Life Forms, E.L.F.s, and their small egg-shaped scout craft who have come down from their Mother-ship to see if they can settle in this Frozen landscape after their long star journey in search of a new home. Kris comes to their aid when the ELFs discover through their telepathic powers that he has a strange crystal in his meteorite collection that will allow them to slowly recharge the batteries of the great Mothership using the Earth's Magnetic Field! And so begins the Legendary Friendship of Kris and The ELFs that that makes them the Great Toymakers we celebrate to this day!
About The Author: First-time Children's book author , Ben Dasaro combines his love of children, writing and Christmas in this tribute to Clement Moore , Dr. Seuss and all the wonderful Christmas TV specials of his youth! Ben works at Madison Square Garden in NYC and is best know for his acting work on Louie, 30 Rock, Sopranos, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Onion News Network and the Demetri Martin Show!
My Thoughts On The Book: I don't usually choose a juvenile genre to review, but since this was Christmas I decided to read a couple. This was a most unique take on Santa and the ELFs - Extraterrestrial Life Forms. I am not sure it was one I liked. The lyrical reading of the story was wonderfully fun, but the Sci-Fi twist did not ring my bell. I guess I am a purist when it comes to Santa and his little helpers. I decided to do a test on some small ones and found that they loved this story and they seemed to find it a fun and amusing story.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank Netgalley and Smith Publicity for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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