Sebastian decides to prove himself by trying out for his favorite professional basketball team. There’s just one small problem—Sebastian is an elf at the North Pole. And elves can’t dunk! To solve this dunking dilemma, Sebastian takes some of Santa’s magic feed corn—the stuff that makes his reindeer fly—to his tryout for the team. This corn will give Sebastian more hang time than Michael Jordan on the moon! When Sebastian’s idol, Coach Tanner, discovers the corn, he begins to dream of his own championships for his team of losers. Tanner sets out on a mission to steal the corn from Santa and it’s up to Sebastian and his best friends to catch him and save Christmas!
|Publisher:||Tale Blazer Productions LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.21(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
Table of ContentsCONTENTS
1. Jump Ball
2. No Time for Bowing
3. Dirty Jobs & Big Ideas
5. For the Love of the Game
6. This Elf is Airborne!
7. Naughty & Nasty Moves
8. Hot Pursuit
9. For the Love of Corn
10. The Cliff Hanger
12. The Gift
Post Game Report
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My son (11) read this book in a day. He really enjoyed it. This is what he had to say: "I think this is a very good book, and would like to read the other books in this series. The main character, Sebastian, was my favorite. He is an elf, who wants to play basketball and spends most of the story chasing the coach around to recuperate the magic feed corn that belongs to Santa, which the coach stole. Sebastian is funny and always getting into trouble. He has a crush on a girl and they like each other, but I was glad it was not so much romance that kids wouldn't want to read it. The part I enjoyed the most was at the end, when Santa surprises the other characters in the book. You'll have to read it to find out the surprise. There are several lessons taught in this book. The coach learns about kindness and that winning isn't everything. Sebastian learns to stay focused. There are some interesting details about the Christmas story hidden in the plot. It wasn't too difficult to spot them. I think kids will enjoy reading this and looking for those clues." I am thankful to the author who sent me a copy to read and review. All these opinions are my own and I did not have to give a positive review. We read the newest version of this book, but I haven't found it on many websites.
All of the books that I have read by Rober Skead have been wonderful. The stories truly inspire and are great gift books for the young readers in your life. Give them a gift that from which they can gain a love of adventure, compassion, endurance, respect, and love. Highly recommend.
There is something about this book that will touch you. It will enlightened you with the Christmas spirit as you read the wonderful tale of one a Santa's elves and his love for the game of basket ball. This little novel will make you laugh and smile with Christmas joy. Written with such Character that made you love everyone in the book. An enjoyable read. This book is just like the classic specials, 'Rudolph The Red Nosed Rain Dear' or 'Frosty the Snowman!'. It won't seem like Christmas until you have read Elves Can't Dunk. Written for 6 and up, but all ages will enjoy this Christmas tale!
Elves Can¿t Dunk tells the story of Sebastian ¿ a young basketball fan who doesn¿t feel that he is liked by his friends. To gain their acceptance, Sebastian decides to tryout for his favorite professional basketball team. Only there is a problem - - Sebastian is an elf and ELVES CAN¿T DUNK. To solve his dunking dilemma, Sebastian ¿borrows¿ Santa¿s special feed corn, the stuff that makes the reindeer fly, and takes it with him to the tryout. This corn will give Sebastian more hang time than Michael Jordan on the moon! When Frank Tanner, the evil Team Manager, finds out about the corn, he immediately sees the possibilities for his team of losers to become the winners he so desparately desires. He takes Sebastian back to the North Pole to steal the corn from Santa Claus. Soon, its up to Sebastian and his friends Ralphy the polar bear, Holly the elf and Santa himself to go after Tanner and save Christmas¿ The story delivers good news about the true meaning of Christmas. It also teaches important lessons about friendship, fair play and forgiveness. I worked really hard writing (and rewriting and rewriting...) this story and I hope you enjoy it! I love Christmas and I love basketball, so if you like them too I think you'll enjoy the story. Happy reading!