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by | Read by Cornelia Funke

Children Ages 8+ • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1994

Author Cornelia Funke (INKHEART) reads this fantastical Christmas fable capably in her German-accented voice, sounding smoky and confiding (and a little like Lena Olin). One of the last "true" santas, Niklas Goodfellow, crash-lands in a small town, and his invisible, marzipan-loving reindeer, Twinklestar, goes missing. Lonely kids Ben and Charlotte learn his identity, help save him from giant nutcrackers, and discover some real Christmas magic. Funke gives distinguishing voices to many of the characters, particularly Niklas's comical entourage-- plump angels Matilda and Emmanuel and a caravan full of wee grumbly elves. Get out the hot cocoa--this is charming seasonal listening for the whole family. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2006

CD ISBN 9780739337219 $25.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN $17.50


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2006

CS ISBN 9780739338148 $23.00 • Two cassettes

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