In the meantime, she decides that she needs more energy, should be a young witch once more and definitely requires a disguise, all of which she has an inkling she can get from Old Father Time - a rather crotchety old guy who lives in a cave in a desolate location. After visiting him, the Befana becomes a dynamic superhero called 'Bef', who is ready to take on anyone and anything, in order to protect her VIPB territory.
Unfortunately, Bef's first mission has to be to get her broomstick adapted to carry more gifts, which entails a visit to its truly crazy creator, Bernhardt Bürstenfrisür, otherwise known as 'The Most Fearsome Feller in Folklore' and, to put it mildly, a total lunatic. After facing up to this tiny terror with very big hair, she then experiences a terrifying time in a coal mine in Russia and an equally exciting incident in a candy factory in America. Having successfully escaped from both places, she sets her broom for Lapland, where she intends infiltrating Santa's empire and making him realise that the Befana cannot be messed with!
What Bef hasn't bargained on is the devious 81st elf and the utter nastiness of Santa's shopaholic, diva wife, Capriccia Claus, who the 81st elf adores, but luckily she has already got an ally in tow - the best reindeer whisperer the world has ever seen, Lars Llangfjord, who has a few scores to settle himself.
Who will triumph - Capriccia and the 81st elf, or "Bef" and Lars ... and on whose side will Santa prove to be? Only the lucky reader will find out!
|Publisher:||Gianna Della Luna Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.72(d)|
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