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The Legend of Holly Claus (Julie Andrews Collection)

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ISBN13: 9780060585150
ISBN10: 0060585153
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Santa Claus is the King of Forever, Land of the Immortals. When one special boy writes to Santa asking what no other child has ever asked, a miracle occurs: Santa and Mrs. Claus are blessed with a daughter. But the birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse—from an evil soul named Herrikhan. Holly's heart is frozen, and the gates to Forever are locked, barring exit or entry.

As she grows into a beautiful and selfless young woman, Holly longs to break the spell that holds her people hostage. With four faithful and magical animal friends, she escapes to the wondrous world of Victorian New York, where she will face countless dangers, adventures, and a miracle all her own.

Synopsis:

Santa Claus is the King of Forever, Land of the Immortals. When one special boy writes to Santa asking what no other child has ever asked, a miracle occurs: Santa and Mrs. Claus are blessed with a daughter. But the birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse-; from an evil soul named Herrikhan. Holly's heart is frozen, and the gates to Forever are locked, barring exit or entry.

As she grows into a beautiful and selfless young woman, Holly longs to break the spell that holds her people hostage. With four faithful and magical animal friends, she escapes to the wondrous world of Victorian New York, where she will face countless dangers, adventures, and a miracle all her own.

Synopsis:

Santa and his wife are blessed with a daughter, but the birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse. With fanciful characters, rich language, and evocative imagery, "The Legend of Holly Claus" pays tribute to the great fairy tales and myths of our time. Illustrations.

About the Author

Brittney Ryan is a native of Portland, Oregon, where she attended the University of Portland's School of Dramatic Arts and Music. She has performed in over thirty musicals and was voted Most Outstanding Young Woman in America by the National Press Club. As well as being an author, she is an accomplished composer, singer, dancer, and storyteller. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Legend of Holly Claus. She lives in California.

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Lieder Madchen, December 25, 2013 (view all comments by Lieder Madchen)
I"m not sure what led me to read this book, but I am very glad I did. Maybe it was the pretty cover, or the setting of mid-1800s New York. My family has never done 'Santa Claus' in any way, shape or form, so it was an unusual choice for me. However, from the very first page, I fell in love.

The Legend of Holly Claus is, in essence, a fairytale, and I'm a sucker for fairytales. The infant princess, Holly, is cursed by a terrible warlock and is then raised in a very sheltered, lonely way. She has a few unusual, loyal to the bitter end friends (I love Euphemia and Empy in particular). Holly grows up looking at the world from the outside, yearning to experience life outside of the magical palace that keeps her safe, but isolated. She is a sweet, fairly simple character, which would in other stories come across as boring, but in this one it was in keeping with the straightforward simplicity of the fairytale-style adventure, and with the curse that has frozen her heart in a state of perpetual innocence.

After breaking out of Forever, her homeland, Holly lands on her feet in New York, finding a place to work at a toyshop, which is owned by a man named Mr. Carroll, a brooding, enigmatic figure who lurks behind curtains and never says a word that is not bad-tempered. Then the dashing Mr. Hartman sweeps her off her feet. The men in the story are much more complicated then Holly, adding a bit of darkness to keep the novel from being to sweet.

Ms. Ryan's writing has a certain charm to it that I was unable to resist. While this book is usually to be found in the children's section of a library or bookstore, it has enough weight and intelligence to entertain any age of reader. I've already read and enjoyed it more than once. I'll be reading it again next year, a Christmas tradition in the making.

I received an e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060585150
Author:
Ryan, Brittney
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Long, Laurel
Author:
by Brittney Ryan and Laurel Long
Author:
Long, Laurel
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Santa claus
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Julie Andrews Collection
Publication Date:
20060926
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.66x5.22x1.27 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
09-UP

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"Synopsis" by , Santa Claus is the King of Forever, Land of the Immortals. When one special boy writes to Santa asking what no other child has ever asked, a miracle occurs: Santa and Mrs. Claus are blessed with a daughter. But the birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse-; from an evil soul named Herrikhan. Holly's heart is frozen, and the gates to Forever are locked, barring exit or entry.

As she grows into a beautiful and selfless young woman, Holly longs to break the spell that holds her people hostage. With four faithful and magical animal friends, she escapes to the wondrous world of Victorian New York, where she will face countless dangers, adventures, and a miracle all her own.

"Synopsis" by , Santa and his wife are blessed with a daughter, but the birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse. With fanciful characters, rich language, and evocative imagery, "The Legend of Holly Claus" pays tribute to the great fairy tales and myths of our time. Illustrations.

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