Author: Chautona Havig
Publisher: Create Space
Release Date: September 2014
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A fun lighthearted story about Santa, everyone around him, and what they do when a little boy finds out all their secrets.
Young Andy Heath is determined to find out the truth about Santa and Christmas after reading a famous poem and finding clues missed by everyone else who has read it. If he’s right, this will be the best Christmas he has ever had. Andy tries to capture Santa and get the huge sack full of toys all for himself. Unfortunately nothing goes as planned. While he tries to figure out how to solve his problem, the elves at the North Pole are dealing with their own problems. Not only is Santa missing, but now Clause Castle is under attack from Scrooge Clause who wants it for himself and to stop Christmas from coming again.
This is the cutest little book I have read in a long time. The tie-ins of all the extra characters made the story that much better. I don’t want to give much away and ruin the story but I will say that I had a smile on my face the whole time. Young Andy Heath is the kind of spirited boy you would expect to find in the middle of a tale like this. I did find his tantrums a little tiring at times, but that had to be included in order to show his change throughout the story. I thought I would enjoy the moments with him and Santa the best, but the real story kicked off with Mistletoe and Merry Clause as well as the other elves. All they did to find Santa and keep the castle safe really made the story.
One of the most fun I have had reading a Christmas story in a long time.