Seven authors, seven new tales to twang your heartstrings as you snuggle up cosy and warm during the long winter nights. Will the Christmas fairy be ready to grant your wishes? Will Shirley Link solve all the clues to her presents? Will a keen inventor steal the heart of a lady? Will another lady have her life saved by a horse? And will Santa's reindeer, a lost and forlorn hero, and a boy under the spell of a wicked witch find their way home when they are left out in the cold at midwinter? Find out in this second anthology from the MG BookElves, a selection that older children will love, and adults will enjoy reading to younger children.
*Shirley Link's friends help her rediscover the joy of Christmas by setting her a puzzle - and with her detective skills, maybe she's the only one who can solve it! Ben Zackheim (Shirley Link Detective Series, the Camelot Kids) *Max the talking Tonkinese cat has an unpleasant surprise when he finds himself trapped in the attic one night. Will he escape the clutches of the Christmas fairy, a regiment of soldiers and three obstreperous French hens in time to enjoy a holiday with his family? Wendy Leighton-Porter (The Shadows from the Past series) *Will Melvin Finklestein manage to impress the snooty Trixie Tragik with his Popcorn Surprise, or will the wicked Jasper Jollywood ruin his latest invention? S W Lothian (The Quest series, Time Square series) *If you found a lost reindeer in the woods, could you hide him away long enough for him regain his ability to fly? Find out who else Dougall meets when he befriends Reinhardt the reindeer. Jemima Pett (The Princelings of the East series) *Halitor can't find the people who need his help on the long night of Midwinter. But they find him, and there may be some holiday magic in the air. Rebecca M Douglass (The Ninja Librarian series, Halitor the Hero) *Once this warhorse carried a mighty king; now he carries a cargo more precious - the young girl destined to be his queen. Cheryl Carpinello (Young Knights of King Arthur series, Guinevere of Camelot) *The Witch War is over, but the scars of their spells still cause havoc in Werifesteria. When Jacob's father is taken by the witch of the Dark Wood, Jacob and King Aldridge set out to return him. A fun fairy tale by Annaliese Matheron (Ninja Nan series) Each tale weaves its own seasonal magic. Each magician has already warmed the hearts of thousands of young readers with their stories. Enjoy these frantic races to meet the Christmas deadline while you curl up in your favourite reading spot this winter. The authors hail from US, UK, Australia and France; stories use UK or US English spelling.