Santa Claus has been kidnapped! Behind the plot are the mischievous and evil characters of fairy tale stories--an evil queen, a wicked stepmother, a sorceress, the beanstalk giant, and Rumpelstiltskin. They have a plan that will erase the term "Happily Ever After" from storybooks forever. It's nearly Christmas Eve and time is running out. Can Santa and the fairy-tale heroes save the day and bring Christmas to all the children of the world? Will anyone have a "Happily Ever After" again?Fairy Tale Christmas reminds us all that there is good in everyone and that the magic of Christmas can soften any heart.
|Publisher:||Shadow Mountain Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Michael McLean has released more than two dozen albums, has written, produced, and directed award-winning films and television commercials, and has annually presented his landmark Christmas production, The Forgotten Carols, based on his book, to sold-out audiences throughout the United States since 1991. Scott McLean is an actor, songwriter, and playwright. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC) and The National Theatre Conservatory (Denver), Scott lives, creates, acts, and auditions in New York City.
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Once upon a Christmastime, just a few bedtime stories before Christmas Eve, and long after every "happily ever after" ending, a clandestine meeting was being held. Of course, you'd expect such a meeting to be undercover, underhanded, sneaky, and dishonorable, but that's not why it was called a clandestine meeting. Before this meeting, at the annual Long Ago Island Job Fair for disenchanted fairy-tale villains seeking new employment, a bossy stepmother, a hungry Giant, a vengeful six-foot Fairy Queen, a self-absorbed Drama Queen, and a creepy little schemer with a truly bizarre name decided to skip the job fair altogether and call themselves "The Clandestines." They did this partly because all of them were, in fact, underhanded, sneaky, and dishonorable, but it was mostly because "The Clandestines" made for a much better sounding name than "Evil Fairy Tale Villains." And "The Temptations" had already been taken.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
OH I LOVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS STORY! And I LOVE A GREAT FAIRY TALE! Combine the two together with a kidnapping of Santa and you have created a "Fairy Tale Christmas." An evil queen, a wicked stepmother, a beanstalk giant, and the mischievous Rumpelstiltskin are NOT HAPPY with their fairy tale endings...they want their 'happily ever after.' How to get it? They must get the fairy tale heroes to switch endings... But how? Kidnap Santa...this will be the "sweetest revenge!" Can Snow White really eat the apple and live forever in a glass coffin? Can Cinderella be a slave to her step-mother for eternity? Can Jack really let the giant eat him? But if they don't...Santa will not be able to deliver presents to the children all over the world. Time is running out... What will they do? A FUN, FUN BOOK! Sure to be a HOLIDAY FAVORITE! SO. LOVED. IT!