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Miraculously, Santa's longtime wish comes true, and a baby girl is born -- Princess Holly Claus. But just as the Land of Forever joyously celebrates her arrival, far away an evil is unleashed. A curse is placed on Holly, freezing her heart in ice so her future will be bound by a world of darkness. And with the Gates ...
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Miraculously, Santa's longtime wish comes true, and a baby girl is born -- Princess Holly Claus. But just as the Land of Forever joyously celebrates her arrival, far away an evil is unleashed. A curse is placed on Holly, freezing her heart in ice so her future will be bound by a world of darkness. And with the Gates of Forever now locked, Santa can no longer spread the magic of Christmas to children everywhere. As soon as Holly finds a way to make a daring escape, she begins an astounding journey to the Empire City, determined to free herself and, once and for all, bring back Christmas.
This extraordinary and beautifully illustrated adventure is an everlasting gift of Christmas enchantment.
Gr 1-3-This picture-book condensation of Ryan's novel The Legend of Holly Claus(HarperCollins, 2004) has all of its baffling plot twists intact but none of its charm. In New York City in 1878, a little boy writes to Santa asking what he would like for Christmas, which somehow causes Holly Claus, Santa's daughter, to be born. She is cursed by a nefarious warlock and blessed by her godmother at birth, escapes to New York City to help its poor citizens, falls in love, and saves Christmas. Although some readers may initially be attracted to the florid, glittery illustrations of Barbie-like Holly and her world, the pedestrian writing and cluttered plot will fail to hold their interest.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public LibraryCopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Posted November 20, 2007
Posted November 25, 2007
Holly Claus is the greatest new female role model of our time...I love her story and I love the music she wrote with world famous composer Allan Jay Freedman you can hear on her web site, I find it fascinating that the Author is actually steps out of the pages of her book to bring her story and message of love and light to life. I saw her perform at FAO Schwartz with 4 young Ballerinas and it was magical. I loved how the giant key board lit up under their feet as they twirled, danced and sang . The whole show was beautiful and it made me smile...I am happy to learn the truth about King Nicholas ' AKA SAnta' and of the Land of The Immortals one of the best kept secrets of all time where the great legends live on. I look forward to watching this author and her coragous young heroine Holly Claus along with her magical friends as their true destiny unfolds. After listening to this author or her character I can't tell them apart, I realized that I too forgot about my dreams and I plan to reclaim them today. To quote the Author, 'I will greet this day with love in my heart' and tomorrow I am going to go out and get the rockin job I always dream't I'd have because I now realize I haver the power, I can be one of the ones that can stand up and help make the difference. Thank you Holly for touching my life and helping our children get and stay onthe right path. I love you, L.M. Lucy
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Posted March 5, 2009
This is a wonderful book to bring out every year for Christmas. I have a collection of quality seasonal books, and this is definitely at the top of the collection. It's simple and enjoyable, but with a sweet message and a little bit of fantasy. It is one that I look forward to passing down to my children and grandchildren.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 23, 2009
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Posted October 22, 2008
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