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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Shadow Mountain to Review
Genre: Christmas/Fairy Tale
Book description: Santa Claus has been kidnapped! Behind the plot are the fairy tale villains: an evil queen, a wicked stepmother, a beanstalk giant, and, of course, the mischievous Rumplestiltskin. They have a plan that will erase the term “Happily Ever After” from our storybooks forever.
My thoughts: The villains of the fairy tales want to win for a change. The giant wants to eat Jack. The evil step-mother wants Cinderella to provide slave labor. They don't think it's fair that the good guy always gets to win.
They have come up with a perfect plan. Ruin Christmas and the heroes are bound to give them the endings to their stories. They will get their evilly perfect ending.
Santa has determined that every child deserves a toy. There is good in every person, sometimes it just has to be looked for a little harder. While the villains think they have a perfect plan, Santa knows the truth, he just has to teach the villains that their plan is not as perfect as they thought it was.
This is a great Christmas story to share with Children. It takes some of the most loved and hated characters of favorite fairy tales and adds Santa to the mix. It is bound to capture the imagination of children and adults of all ages.
It is a quick read, it took me less than a day. I enjoyed the story and look forward to listening to the Copper Mine Club and Dinner Theater's original cast recording. Michael McClean has written some of my favorite songs. The link to the recording is in the back of the book. :)
About the Authors:
Michael McClean : has released more than two dozen albums, has written, produced, and directed award-winning films and television commercials, and has annually presented his landmark Christmas production, The Forgotten Carols, based on his book, to sold-out audiences throughout the United States since 1991. He and his wife, Lynne, live in Heber Valley.
Scott McClean: is an actor, songwriter, and playwright. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts () and The National Theatre Conservatory (Denver), Scott lives, creates, acts, and auditions in New York City.
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