- Format: Bargain Price
- Number of Pages: 40
- English (Unknown)
- English (Published)
Art Atchinson Aimesworth -- inventor, crime fighter, and allaround whiz kid-journeys north with his sister, Esther, and his pal, Spaulding, by specific invitation from Santa himself. Now available in a new hardcover edition, this truly Joyce-ian crusade capabilities villains and swashbuckling adventure, concluding with a most spectacular and touching Christmas celebration. But why did Santa call?
Gather round for an Extraordinary Adventure, circa Christmas 1908, Abilene, Texas. (Ages 5 to 9) One dusty December day, they find a large wooden crate accompanied by a note that says,"Open the box. After a dashing display of heroic and ingenious maneuvering, however, the 3 kids are delivered back home in time for Christmas. Dark Elves and their evil Queen?"But what's this? He tells them,"Some secrets are best left unsolved. Assemble the contents."The real secret of this rollicking Christmas tale lies in two facsimile letters attached in the finish in the book--Esther's touching note to Santa and his reply. Come NORTH. But why did Santa call inside the 1st spot? Let the swashbuckling adventure begin! Yours, S. C."The next thing you know, the intrepid trio sets off for the North Pole inside the freshly assembled Yuletide Flyer, at Santa's cryptic request. Santa's property is the glittering metropolis of Toyland, described as"the best of the old, the best inside the new, and also the best that is but to be. No one distinct bargained for danger in the North Pole. Beloved illustrator William Joyce, creator of George Shrinks and Dinosaur Bob, has managed an unusual feat: an original Christmas story, breathtaking artwork, and adventure tale all rolled into 1. The players are a boy named Art (devoted to"the making of inventions, the quest for adventure, along with the fighting and smashing of crime ") ; his best friend, a Comanche boy named Spaulding; and Art's scorned little sister, Esther.
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