BOYS! And the new boy, Rudy Tutti, is hot chocolate. But he hates anything to do with Christmas!
When Candy and Rudy are forced to work together on a school Christmas-tree project, her world is turned upside down: Her grades start to suffer, she loses her taste for ice cream, and now the two North-Star-cross'd teens must contend with her overprotective father — Santa Claus — before Christmas is ruined for EVERYONE!
It's been said many times, many ways; NORTH POLE HIGH is:
"Engaging from the first page to the last. Has the makings of a Yuletide classic." - A.O. Bibliophile (aobibliosphere.blogspot.com)
"A Christmas favorite to be read year after year." - Alyson LaBarge (SnifferWalk.org)
"Filled with genuine teenage angst and drama set in a fantastical land." - Margaret Kerr (thebookhoard.com)
"A tasty holiday treat. Guaranteed to put a smile on any Grinch's face." - Maria Durst (queenofallshereads.blogspot.com)
"As jingle bell rockin' as you can get!" - Gina R (insatiablereaders.blogspot.com)
Candace Jane Kringle (known to her friends as Candycane Claus) is a junior at North Pole High. She likes candy canes, unicorn races, and making snow angels. Her father is the most well-known and beloved toymaker and distributor in the world. Her critically-acclaimed memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, is her first book. She has followed it up with North Pole High: Beginnings, a collection of short origin stories of three of the characters from Rebel. After high school, she plans to enroll at North Pole University and write more books.
A brilliant young penguin living in the South Pole has big dreams. His life is changed forever when he is picked to be the personal chef to Santa Claus.
The blossoming romance between a teenage Kris Kringle and the girl of his dreams is interrupted by an apocalyptic outbreak of zombie elves.
Discover the magical backstories of how Rudy, Chefy, and Mrs. Claus ended up in the North Pole in this collection of short origin stories of characters from North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, the critically-acclaimed memoir by Santa’s daughter, Candace Jane Kringle. Contains additional Christmassy bonus material!
For kids from 12 to 92.
A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . .
Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.
Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.
This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.