WHERE ELVES COME FROM

WHERE ELVES COME FROM

Paperback

$18.49
View All Available Formats & Editions
Use Standard Shipping. For guaranteed delivery by December 24, use Express or Expedited Shipping.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545615034
Publisher: Alpha Media & Publishing - AM & P, LLC
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Claus, Santa
Santa was born a long, long time ago, really nobody knows how long ago. He was born in the North Pole, and he never left. But one night a year he travels North to South and East to West, And then back to home, where it's always the best.

His father's name is Father Christmas, and he is the one who brought us Christmas. Like all beautiful Christmas trees are green, the robe he is wearing is also green. His Mother's name is Mother Snow; She is the one, who dresses the winter in a beautiful big blanket of snow.

Santa has a big heart, and he gives to everybody all that he can. He leaves us all the presents we like because he knows us all so well. Once morning arrives, it takes us no time to unwrap all our gifts very fast. But I'm sure you are all familiar with this story from your years past.

Of course, Santa went to school like every one of you. You can probably easily guess what his favorite subject was. It was geography in which he excelled and did so well. He knows all the countries on the map, without the use of Google map.

Santa also has a sweet tooth, That is why he cannot say no to your goody, especially your Christmas cookie. But when you see him, don't you dare call him jelly-belly, Just because of his big belly!

Santa likes every animal, and every little creature he can talk to. Perhaps that is why some of you believe that your precious pets went to the North Pole. And magically became an elf after they passed, but deep down you all know it is not true!

So how can your beloved pets end up in the North Pole? It is a funny story, let me tell you:

Heaven and the North Pole are ever so close, and that is how Santa can quickly go through. While he is crunching on his cookies, big sweet crumbs are falling to the floor. That is how your beloved pets can find their way from Heaven to the North Pole. And of course, Santa can't say no to them, he is always happy to see them.

Now there is only one secret left to tell, and that is, who are those little elves. Where do they come from, and where do they go?

Engel, Edit
I was born in Hungary, and I have been in the US for over 20 years now.

The fact that I come from a single parent family, and the way that my mother has always made everything in her capacity to encourage me to go after my dreams, was instrumental in my life. I was very lucky to have had all this loving attention, and a mother and grandparents that took the time to make reading fairy tales and other books a priority. Thanks to them I still have a great love for reading, and now for writing as well.

I grew up on Hans Christian Andersen and Grimm Brother's fairy tales. Those fairy tales not only made me use my imaginations and had interesting stories, but I also feel that they had good teaching moments and morals. I believe that we need more books with beautiful, quality and positive thinking, so I decided to write one!

A significant part of this book also comes from a meaningful life experience that I still carry with me from when I was working with kids in a cancer hospital. I learned that these children have such an extraordinary love for life. They live life to the fullest. They love everything and everybody that comes along in their life unconditionally, and always try to remain happy! These are just a few of the reasons I wanted to include them in the book. They have always been in my heart for so many years now, that I feel they deserve to become a legend in their own right!

Also important for me is Christmas as it is my favorite holiday. There is something so magical about Christmas, everybody is nicer and there is just more gratitude going around the whole world.

One day after putting all these things together, what is closest to my heart and is always on my mind, I just started to write, and now here we are. With this story, I would like to take you on a fantastic and emotional journey. As though written by Santa himself, I hope you will also experience all those beautiful feelings that came over me as I was writing this book.

Sincerely,

Edit

McBrearty, Alan
I was born in Canada, and I have been in the US for over 20 years now.

The fact that I come from a single parent family, and the way that my father has always made everything in his capacity to encourage me to go after my dreams, was instrumental in my life. I was very lucky to have had all this loving attention, and grandparents that took the time to make reading fairy tales and other books a priority. Thanks to them I still have a great love for reading, and now for writing as well.

I grew up on Hans Christian Andersen and Grimm Brother's fairy tales. Those fairy tales not only made me use my imaginations and had interesting stories, but I also feel that they had good teaching moments and morals. I believe that we need more books with beautiful, quality and positive thinking, so I decided to write one!

A significant part of this book also comes from meaningful life experiences that I still carry with me from starting my own businesses or assisting other companies by successful. I learned how important it is to have dreams and then to set goals towards making those dreams a reality. I also learned that success starts from the inside out and that filling oneself with positive messages, reading inspirational books,

Also important for me is Christmas as it is my favorite holiday. There is something so magical about Christmas, everybody is nicer and there is just more gratitude going around the whole world.

One day after putting all these things together, what is closest to my heart and is always on my mind, I just started to write, and now here we are. With this story, I would like to take you on a fantastic and emotional journey. As though written by Santa himself, I hope you will also experience all those beautiful feelings that came over me as I was writing this book.

Sincerely,

Alan

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 -- The Big Red One -- Setting Goals

Chapter 2 -- Sharing Their First Secret -- Importance of Trust

Chapter 3 -- Going for the First Blood Tests -- Getting Over Your Fears

Chapter 4 -- The Magic Christmas Bell -- Wishing Good Upon Others

Chapter 5 -- A Very Interesting Dream -- Have Faith and Never Stop Believing in Your Dreams

Chapter 6 -- The Big Surprise -- The Importance of Strong Family Bonds

Chapter 7 -- The First Plane Ride -- Do not be Afraid of the Unknown

Chapter 8 -- Visiting the Magic Kingdom -- Enjoy the Happiness That Comes From Trying New Experiences

Chapter 9 -- Visiting SeaWorld -- The Importance of Being Kind to All Creatures

Chapter 10 -- Reaching the Top -- Always Keep Trying and Never Give Up

Chapter 11 -- First Time in the Hospital -- Finding the Good Even in Bad Situations

Chapter 12 -- Visit from an Angel -- There is Always Someone Looking Out for Us

Chapter 13 -- An Early Christmas Dinner -- Never Miss the Opportunity to Share Love

Chapter 14 -- Life Changing Moment -- Keeping a Positive Attitude

Chapter 15 -- The Magic Christmas Tree -- We Can Find Magic in Everything

Chapter 16 -- The Magical Ending -- Never Stop Believing

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

WHERE ELVES COME FROM 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Must read for all ages! I think this book is going to be a new Christmas classic. I bought this book for my niece; she loves storybooks. Before I gave it to her, I had some alone time, and I decided to read a few chapters from the book. I could not put it down! It is a very relatable and enjoyable story, and of course, now I want to know the end. I now look forward to reading it with my niece. I highly recommend this book to everybody!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Must read for 10-year-olds!! We loved the book. Beautiful story! Highly recommended for all ages, kids, and adults also. I enjoyed as much as my kids did, each one of us got a little emotional when reading it. Such beautiful message and full of never-ending surprises. We will read it a few more times. Can't wait for the next book.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Where Elves Come From by Santa, Edit Engel, and Alan McBrearty is a beautiful fairytale with some lovely messages for young readers that will make them aware of life, the experiences it teaches, and the fundamentals such as setting goals, always looking for the positive side of things, gratitude, and to have a happy, loving life through strong family bonds. Five-year-old Suzy meets Anna at the City Park and they become friends. Anna’s father can see the beginning of a great friendship between the two girls. It is love at first sight for Anna’s and Suzy’s parents and they soon become a happy, loving family that cares for each other. Their joy turns to sadness when Anna is diagnosed with cancer. Set against the backdrop of the Christmas season, the story has sixteen chapters which have a moral at the end of each. The story has magic and real life events knitted together, making it an enchanting read. The illustrations capture the beauty and essence of the Christmas season and bring the characters and the scenes alive. There are a lot of good messages children can learn from this story, hence making it a good bedtime storybook and ideal for read aloud and story-telling sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The book is educational yet fun to read. The pain and sorrow of the family are palpable and it is a heartwarming story of gratitude, trust, friendship, love, family bonding, faith, and courage. The mystery of the elves towards the end of the story gives a whimsical feel to the book. The elves, the sparkle of the Christmas season, and the celebration mood make it a fascinating read for everyone.
Anonymous 3 months ago
A great way to introduce cancer and death to children and focus on important people in our life. I don’t usually write reviews, but this book truly touched my heart. It is a remarkable family-oriented book with a beautiful, yet unpredictable story. Although the main subject of the book is very serious and discusses cancer and death, somehow, because it is written by “Santa”, the book surprised us with it’s very cute and uplifting story full of hope. Over 16 short chapters, the family will capture your hearts as they take you with them on through interesting adventures and share with you some wonderful messages, gorgeous illustrations, positive morals, and even a few bedtime prayers that you can enjoy with the kids. The story teaches us that it is important always to be grateful for all we have, and that we are never too old to believe in a little magic. I “really, really” enjoyed this book and recommended it to everybody.
Anonymous 4 months ago
What a wonderful Christmas book. Where Elves Come From is a beautiful book, and I did not expect it to be such a powerful story. The book has 16 chapters, and we were planning to read one chapter every night, but we ended it up reading the whole story at once. Now we are starting it over again, one chapter per weekend, and we are discussing Santa’s questions together as a family. Then the kids take the time to write their answers to Santa’s questions, which he has at the end of each chapter. The book teaches something of value, and that children can apply to their daily living immediately. I also have to say that after reading this book, I will look at Santa ’s elves differently. Very nice book and I recommend it for all ages.
Anonymous 4 months ago
An unforgettable story. It touched our hearts deeply. It made us cry, and it made us laugh. Where Elves Come From has wonderful messages for children, and it also has very cute nighttime prayers. Santa leaves the readers with short messages at the end of each chapter that make for great teachable inspirational and moral lessons that also make for great family discussions. Highly recommended for everybody.