Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 4.2
Imagine that you live with Father Christmas and all of the elves? That would be a blast, right? You would think so but this is exactly where Amelia lives and things aren't always jolly. Things in Elfhelm are a lot different than the human world and Amelia is having some trouble. School is very hard and she doesn't seem to fit in anywhere, but she knows that she can fly a sleigh and she is ready to take that course. She has to wait but when her time finally comes she is ready! On the day of the class the only sleigh left is the brand new (and very expensive - $1,000 chocolate coins), The Blizzard 360. Kip, the sleigh maker, is not thrilled to let Amelia take her up but it is the only one left so he doesn't have a choice. Things seem to be going great until Captain Soot, Amelia's cat, is a stow-a-way on the sleigh and causes Amelia to accidentally wreck the sleigh. She doesn't think it is going to be that big of a deal until Father Vodol, the very mean and unhappy elf, begins telling lies to all of the elves. He says that Amelia did it on purpose and that humans cannot be trusted. Father Vodol is set on ruining Christmas and he even enlists the help of the evil Easter Bunny and his army. What happens when Father Christmas, Mary, Amelia, and the Truth Pixie are captured and about to have death by chocolate? Will there be enough magic to save them and Christmas? Is the Easter Bunny really evil or is this the work of Father Vodol also?
This is the third installment in Matt Haig's Christmas series and he saved the absolute best for last. I have never enjoyed a Christmas story as much as I have these three books. This story is full of action, adventure, drama, suspense, joy, fun, and magic! Do not miss these books, no matter what the season!! @mattzhaig @canongatebooks #fatherchristmasandme #matthaig #canongate #blazertales