Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven HornbyI received this from Golriz Fanai, Marketing Manager of Ecky Thump Books.
Publisher: Ecky Thump books
Publish Date: September 1, 2009
Age Level: 9-12
From the book cover:
Enter the magical festive world of the Christmas 'Tree-Dwellers', as Larry, a Christmas snowman, wakes up after the long sleep in the Christmas box, to find his brother is missing.I am very excited about this one. I plan to share it with my 8-year-old for our reading time as school starts back up in a few weeks. I was even more excited to learn that Steven Hornby is the one who animated Gollum in The Lord of The Rings trilogy (the recent movies). I knew I had heard the name somewhere. This looks to be a very fun book.
Desperate to find him before Christmas, Larry, along with his girlfriend Debbie, a newcomer Splint, and Larry's companion Tinsel, break the laws of the 'Tree-Elders' and escape down the tree and away into the house, to look for clues.
Away from the safety of the tree and in an unfamiliar world, the Dwellers stumble upon a dark and sinister secret that threatens their entire world. Can Larry and the group make it back to the tree in time to warn the others, and finally uncover the truth behind the 'Secrets of a Christmas Box'?