The Blade of Kringle

The Blade of Kringle

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The Blade of Kringle by Nathaniel Marunas, Erik Craddock

A disgruntled employee, dark elven magic, and a horde of cursed toys threaten to put an end to Christmas just as the North Pole is getting ready for the hap-hap-happiest time of year. The only things standing between the destruction of the workshop and the happiness of millions of kids around the world are Santa and his ancient samurai swords, imbued with the spirit of the season. His blades are keen and his bujitsu unmatched, but will they be enough to save the season?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595141347
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/14/2006
Series: Manga Claus Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 9 - 17 Years

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The Blade of Kringle 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Santa Claus becomes an action hero in this clever tale that blends the traditional Santa legend with the fast-paced story structure of an action movie, and then delivers it all in a comic book layout. Although Santa holds two swords on the cover, most of the novel is edge-of-the-seat suspense rather than violence. Manga Claus is about a horde of marauding ninja teddy bears who take over Santa's factory at the North Pole. Their nefarious plot is inadvertently set in motion by a jealous elf with a grudge. The resulting struggle for control of the factory features multiple action scenes occurring simultaneously, and is reminiscent of the first Die Hard movie (which was a mega-hit back in 1988 largely due to its story structure). Author Nathaniel Marunas has adapted this classic formula and given it an even better protagonist, Santa Claus! Most youngsters these days play ultra-sophisticated video games and read 'manga-style' graphic novels. So it's fun to see Santa Claus make the jump into a contemporary role for kids. In addition to action, Manga Claus is a story with a moral. It includes poignant examples of redemption and forgiveness. Manga Claus is a perfect gift for boys 8-14 (and some girls may like it, too).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Santa Claus becomes an action hero in this clever tale that blends the traditional Santa legend with the fast-paced story structure of an action movie, and then delivers it all in a comic book layout. Although Santa holds two swords on the cover, most of the novel is edge-of-the-seat suspense rather than violence. Manga Claus is about a horde of marauding ninja teddy bears who take over Santa¿s factory at the North Pole. Their nefarious plot is inadvertently set in motion by a jealous elf with a grudge. The resulting struggle for control of the factory features multiple action scenes occurring simultaneously, and is reminiscent of the first Die Hard movie (a mega-hit back in 1988 largely due to its story structure). Author Nathaniel Marunas has adapted this classic formula and given it an even better protagonist, Santa Claus! Most youngsters these days play ultra-sophisticated video games and read ¿manga-style¿ graphic novels. So it¿s fun to see Santa Claus make the jump into a contemporary role. In addition to action, Manga Claus is a story with a moral. It includes poignant examples of redemption and forgiveness. Manga Claus is a perfect gift for boys 8-14 (and some girls may like it, too).
Guest More than 1 year ago
From someone who has read his share of Christmas books, I have to say this is the most original and entertaining. This Santa kicks butt! This book is perfect for all comedy and action lovers and will be loved by all children (coming from an 11 year old book lover). This samurai Santa is sure to find a place in your heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even an elf can feel under appreciated. And such a misudnerstanding could mean the end of Christmas. Only Santa's Bushido training and a pair of magical swords are the only hope against an army of furry hell-spawned ninjas from ruining the Gift Giving Season. The warped talents of Nathaniel Marunas-writer, and Erik Craddock-artist, deliver a fresh and and fun take on executive management at the happiest place on earth during the most stressful time of the year. Watch a ripped Santa fight to ensure that the children of the world do not wake to empty stockings but have a banzai Christmas.