- File Size: 286 KB
- Print Length: 55 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: elfpublished books; 2 edition (December 16, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00APJWSQU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,834,946 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
North Pole High: Beginnings Kindle Edition
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+It's no secret, as my followers know, that Candace Jane Kringle's humor is right up my alley. It's juvenile with more subtle humor for adults. It's vividly described to the point where I would LOVE to visit this rendition of everyone's favorite toy factory. I thought that maybe my love of the novel had to do with my pre-Christmas spirit. But I read this novella in February, and it made me smile just as much.
+Believe it or not, this book answered a lot of questions that were in the back of my mind while reading the original novel. Why was Rudy in trouble so much, and for that matter, what was the real reason for him traveling to the North Pole? Why the hell was Chefy seven feet tall if he's a penguin? (Keep in mind that I didn't question why there was a penguin chef. It's like asking why Spongebob takes showers underwater... Sometimes it's better to just let things go and give into whimsy) And most important of all, how on earth did Santa and Mrs. Claus meet, and did it explain his harsh protection of his teen daughter? Read this book, and more will be revealed.
+At the end of this series of short stories, there's a few tasty little bonus Christmas treats for the reader. The first is a top five playlist of the best Christmas songs for the season according to one Candycane Claus. There's also a Jeopardy-style Santa trivia which was easy to flip through on my Kindle. And last but certainly not last, the first two chapters of the aforementioned novel, North Pole High are included if you have not already read it.
I think that this short ebook is a great read-along to have after reading North Pole High. However, I definitely would recommend reading the novel first. If not, you may be a bit confused or even off-put. If you HAVE read the book, please read this. It'll make the ho-ho-holiday spirit at NPH (North Pole High that is, not Neil Patrick Harris), all the more merry and bright.
This additional book to Candace Jane Kringle's debut novel contains three stories, together with an engaging quiz (famous Santa's for a hundred) and a sample of `North Pole High: A Rebel without a Claus'.
Section one; how I ended up on this frozen tundra by Rudy Tutti is a personal character's journey from home to the North. As I delved back into school days with endless pranks, shenanigans and friendly banter between kids I felt somewhat nostalgic as the author captures the essence of school life with such accuracy and realism. I loved the endless wit and humor, including the irony such as;
"...I'd assumed that I'd wake up one day in Forks, with Vampires for neighbors." (Hint, Stephanie Meyer's Twilight perhaps?!)
Section two: The first welcoming feast by Chefy was a cute story about a Penguin from the South Pole who dreams of becoming a Chef. The clichés and the endless laugh-out-loud moments were the elements that gave this story its `spark' adding that extra magical component to a lovely tale. I particularly loved the part when the Jellyfish were used to make Jelly Beans, as well as learning about the origin of games such as `Charades' which is a particular favorite of mine at this time of year. I also loved the amusing and quite clever remarks within the inspired narrative, such as;
"...pointed Flippers at me in a bang-bang gesture."
Section three: How I met your father by Mrs. Claus is a beautiful, poignant and certainly remarkable romantic tale about how she met Kris Kringle, when he was seventeen years old (teen crush!). The element that really made this story within the book stand-out for me was the Zombie Elves and the great apocalypse that spread across the icy Earth, becoming a dramatic bloodbath and carnage that was totally unexpected. The history of how Santa's Elves came about is just fascinating and certainly not what one would expect, hence I highly commend the author for her creativity, inspired and imaginative creation that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout!
Thoroughly engaging, a real page-turner and both funny and dramatic this wonderful book is something to treasure, by bringing the real spirit of Christmas to life! This is definitely a book that deserves to be re-read each year, being set in a magical land that almost combines elements of fantasy genre within a seasonal story to heighten and add emphasis to the magical, fantastical narrative. So much fun, lighthearted and jolly, I really enjoyed this book and predict that it will be noted down on many Christmas lists this year. This is by far the most outstanding, wonderful Christmas story I have ever encountered!!
*I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the author for having `North Pole high: Beginnings' e-book free this Christmas online*
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