Synopses & Reviews
When five alien visitors from the planet Fixipuddle crash-land their UFO in Hamlet, Vermont, on Christmas Eve, they're in for a shock. Believing that the Earth is ruled by an evil dictator named "Santa Claws," the kindly aliens scheme to free the slaves (the elves) from the Fortress of Fear (the workshop). They start by kidnapping the Santa-suited Mayor Grass -- and it's up to Miss Earth's class to save him!
Lois Kennedy the Third and her dog, Reebok, lead the all-girl Tattletales Club on a rescue mission. But first the Tattletales have a decision to make: Will they ask their hated male rivals, the Copycats Club, to lend a hand? Or risk failure, leaving the hapless mayor in the Fixipuddlings' clutches forever?
About the Author
Gregory Maguire received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University. His work as a consultant in creative writing for children takes him to speaking engagements across the United States and abroad. He is a founder and codirector of Children's Literature New England, Incorporated, a non-profit educational charity established in 1987. The author of numerous books for children, Mr. Maguire is also a contributor to Am I Blue?: Coming Out From the Silence, a collection of short stories for gay and lesbian teenagers.