|Publisher:||Vista Clara Prod.|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
Derek Velez Partridge is a Writer/director/producer of features films such as 'A Miracle in Spanish Harlem' @MiracleSpHarlem (also on Amazon). Most recently Derek has ventured into children's books. He is the author of The Book of Kringle, legend of the North Pole; an adventure story of a re-imagined Christmas tale. This is the first book of a series.Stay tuned!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a nice Christmas story that parents will enjoy reading to their children. I don't think that young children will be reading this on their own. Younger children may need a few things explained to them during this story. This is the beginning of the legend of the North Pole and Santa Clause. There is a mean king here and the elves are treated badly. Each elf has a certain ability that makes them each special. The king wants all elves to bow to him and they aren't sure this is what they want. The story is good and the illustrations are well done. I received this ebook from Smith publicity and netgalley.
This is a wonderful story for Christmastime and I can't wait to add it to my son's 24 Books of Christmas collection that we use as an advent calendar every year. :) The Book of Kringle is a longer story than your typical picture book, but reads exactly as you would think a story with the sub-title of "The Legend of the North Pole." It has a little of a "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" vibe and reminded me of the claymation Rankin/Bass movies that I have loved since childhood. First, we meet an elf who begins to tell us the history of the North Pole and how it wasn't always the happy place it has become. He explains the story of the King of the North Pole, Kris Kringle's brother, who was greedy and selfish and put the elves to work mining crystals. From there, we learn how Santa Claus surprised the elves with tokens, and how the elves celebrated Christmas. I'll let you read the book to see how it all turns out. ;) The illustrations on this are beautifully done and have a old-fashioned style to them that lends itself really well to the story. I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way influenced my review. My opinion is my own.
This is an absolutely visually stunning book. The illustrations are gorgeous, full-page, colourful and children can spend a lot of time exploring them. The story is short and cute. It takes place in the North Pole where a greedy king is making the elves mine crystals so he can sell them and get rich. His brother, is happy, light-hearted, loving, everything his brother is not. When King Kringle decrees there will be no more Christmas, Manusol the elf steps in and comes up with a plan. When the kings brother and the elves team up, nothing can stop them. This is a magical tale about the spirit of Christmas. This book can easily become a family favourite at the holidays. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.