Matthew Morgan and David Sinden codeveloped and wrote the Yuck stories. They’re lifelong friends who met at school sports day in elementary school and grew up in Kent, England. Matt and Dave both worked in children’s publishing before turning to fulltime writing.
Nigel Baines is an experienced book designer who has worked for various trade publishing houses. He is a keen walker and would like to spend half the year living on top of the Andes. His other great loves are Grantham Town Football Club and any kind of travel.
It is finally Christmas vacation!
Tim is looking forward to doing all the fun things he enjoys, like tobogganing and having snowball fights. He doesn't want to be bothered decorating the Christmas tree or shoveling snow. He especially thinks hes too old to write a letter to Santa Claus, even though his parents strongly suggest he should, Just in case.
Every year Stretch and Tim build a special contraption intended to capture Santa Claus. But Tim doesn't even want to help Stretch build this traditional Santa Trap they design every year! Tim believes that if Santa really existed, they would have surely caught him by now.
That is until Alexander, a member of the "Secret Society of Santa's Snowmen," explains that an evil entity, known as the Jester, from historys past has returned to challenge Santa for control of the Christmas Holiday. Alexander convinces Tim and Stretch that the chairman of this society, Excelsior, needs their help in saving Christmas or else Christmas as they know it would be gone forever!
How can Tim and Stretch, two ordinary boys, possibly help in such an important task? Thats when they turn to Tims cousin, Know-it-all Natalie, for help.
Join Tim, Stretch and Natalie, the Jr. Detective, in their Quest to save Christmas from the evil Jester. Will the group successfully fight off the immense powers of the Jester? Will Christmas ever be the same again?
Soon, with a little help from Uncle Vinnie and the classroom pet rat, Rose is ready to teach Zack a lesson he'll never forget . . .
A comical and thought-provoking story by an award-winning author.
Illustrated by Sue Heap, winner of the Smarties Prize Gold Award.