Catching Santa: The Kringle Chronicles [NOOK Book]

Overview

Accelerated Reader Quiz #150476 (BL: 4.5, Pts: 9, MG)

Description:
High-tech gadgetry and ancient magic has done little to aid in the centuries old search for Santa's rogue assistant, Servant Rupert. But Servant Rupert has been searching for someone too ?the fabled Pole, the one person who can see Santa. But the search hasn?t fared well for Servant Rupert. To make matters worse his agents have contacted ...
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Catching Santa: The Kringle Chronicles

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Overview

Accelerated Reader Quiz #150476 (BL: 4.5, Pts: 9, MG)

Description:
High-tech gadgetry and ancient magic has done little to aid in the centuries old search for Santa's rogue assistant, Servant Rupert. But Servant Rupert has been searching for someone too –the fabled Pole, the one person who can see Santa. But the search hasn’t fared well for Servant Rupert. To make matters worse his agents have contacted Santa’s forces wishing to defect. A risky plan is quickly set in motion by Santa’s Special Forces to divulge the location of Jakob Jablonski, the Pole, in hopes it will lead to the capture of Santa’s forever naughty helper. Wasting little time, Servant Rupert recklessly contacts Jakob.

In the ensuing mayhem live snowmen deliver curse letters, a neighborhood boy is turned to smoke and Jakob is drawn into the mystery of Santa and his dastardly rogue assistant when proclaimed a Pole by the attacking smoke form of Servant Rupert. He quickly demands that Jakob catch Santa...or he will turn everyone Jakob cares for into coal! Jakob and his band of friends, partnering with elf spies and rogue agents of Servant Rupert, begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot involving more than just catching Santa. Now it is up to Jakob and his friends to set a trap to lure SR out into the open using Santa as the bait.

In his exquisitely written fantasy debut and 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner, David M. F. Powers, aka Marc Franco creates an original yet simple world while staying true the traditions of Santa. Jakob's adventurous journey to self-acceptance of his destiny is one readers will remember long after they've turned the final page.


Awards:

2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner (Children's/Juvenile Fiction)

Praise:

“My daughter talked about this book the entire dinner time!” – Kelly Shrieves, Publisher, Macaroni Kid

“I think the book is going to be a best seller!” – Laura Brainard, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Lakeview Middle School

“Catching Santa is now a very popular book in our media center and is being requested daily!” – Betsy Bernstein, Media Center Secretary, Nelson Elementary School

“The book is great.” – Todd Merrick, Owner, Heroes Landing Comics

“We haven't been able to keep the book on the library shelf!” – Susan Tkacik, School Media Specialist, Maniscalco Elementary

“I have currently finished your book Catching Santa which I thought was the greatest book ever!!” – Lydia Harrell, 6th grade student, Lakeview Middle School

“The copies of your book were scooped up as soon as they hit the shelf. Looking forward to the sequels.” – Teresa Nichols, Media Specialist, Neptune Elementary School

“The students are really enjoying the book. And so am I!” – Teresa McGrew, Library Media Specialist, Lake Whitney Elementary

“My class loves it!” – Michelle Schultes, Third Grade Teacher, Windermere Elementary

“the kids loved it...” – Joyanne Herdman, Media Specialist, Bailey Elementary School

“While Catching Santa sounds like a seasonal title, I have just finished reading it and know that it is more a fantasy adventure.” – Joy Price, Media Specialist, Gold Hill Elementary
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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - Midwest Book Review
A fat guy in a bright red suit shouldn't be so elusive. Catching Santa is a unique story. Living snowmen appear and threaten Jakob's Christmas. Facing a bully, Jakob learns that these unusual yuletide happenings come with an unusual order. Jakob must capture Santa Claus, something easier said than done. Catching Santa is a fun and seasonal read, not to be missed for young fiction collections.
Williamsburg Public Library (Iowa)
Good action and a nice paced storyline will keep readers interested till the last page.
Newburgh Free Library (Newburgh NY)
A fun quick read. Ending was provocative.
Reader Views Kids
Recommend this book to everyone...funny and has tons of action...has something for everyone. - Reader Views Kids
Reader Views Kids
Recommend this book to everyone...funny and has tons of action...has something for everyone. - Reader Views Kids
Midwest Book Review
A fat guy in a bright red suit shouldn't be so elusive..."Catching Santa" is a unique story. Living snowmen appear and threaten Jakob's Christmas. Facing a bully, Jakob learns that these unusual yuletide happenings come with an unusual order. Jakob must capture Santa Claus, something easier said than done. "Catching Santa" is a fun and seasonal read, not to be missed for young adult fiction collections.
Reader Views Kids
Recommend this book to everyone...funny and has tons of action...has something for everyone. - Reader Views Kids
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011945014
  • Publisher: Pants On Fire Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2010
  • Series: The Kringle Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

David M. F. Powers (Marc Franco) lives with his wife and children in Florida. For more information about Marc Franco and his upcoming work, visit: www.pantsonfirepress.com
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

    Awesome read

    Tired of he same old Christmas Santa story? This was a fun, adventurous read that kids and adults will enjoy. It blends German folklore with high tech elements kids will enjoy. Well done plot and fun characters complete the package.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Great short modern Christmas Story

    I enjoy the originality and read this book every year. Well written short story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    SOOOOO GOOD

    I really enjoyed this book and I couldn't wait to share it with the rest of my family!

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    fantasy, actiom and chrismas all in one

    I enjoyed the different Santa story. Jakob was having a bad day at recess everyone laughed at him even his three best friends, because he said he still believed in Santa. Rick is the kid who started all the trouble at school. Rick's sister Tiffany was in middle school and she was trying to convince Jakob his three friends were cursed because they denied santa and so if they don't lift the curse by Christmas than no more presents from Santa forever. Then things get really weird fast and they find out thats more than Santa out their.
    Jakob can fight smoke thats attacking his friends. Jakob is made aware that he has to trap Santa on Christmas to set free Rick and his family.
    Its about standing with your friends and trying to help each other and thier is consequences if you choose wrong. I look forward to reading the next Kringle Chronicle book 2.

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  • Posted July 4, 2011

    awesome book

    Great book ffor kids mr.franco u rock

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Love

    Love thix book

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Highly Recommended to everyone! A must read book!!

    I highly recommend this book to everyone!This book has everything! From adventure to mystery, you get it all!! After reading this you should go get this book. Marc Franco did an excellent job!!

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    Fun Read

    I really enjoyed this book. I was looking for a fun read over the holidays and this fit the bill. Even though it is geared towards kids, adults will enjoy it too. A unique twist on the traditional idea of Santa and his reindeer!

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    Fantastic read. Highly recommend to all.

    I really enjoyed Catching Santa and my children at school love the book to. They will not stop talking about how cool it is. I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    I really wanted it to be better.

    Just doesn't cut it and why is like trying to explain why some people love heavy metal and some don't- it just doesn't... It is an OK idea poorly developed and clearly done with a commercial deal in mind rather than telling a good story. My children didn't like it at all. They were bored fast and they are avid readers- that is proof enough for me. I really wanted it to be better.... sorry that it isn't.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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