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Alfie is a 14-year-old orphaned midget. He has just one wish – to

grow tall. He believes that would help him gain lots of adoring

friends and even impress Charlene, the girl of his dreams. He

tries all tricks and tips to increase his height, but to no avail.

Finally, he pins all his hopes on a miracle by writing to Santa

and stays ‘good’ through the year. Christmas arrives, but Alfie’s

wish doesn’t get fulfilled. Hurt and deeply disappointed, Alfie

runs away from his orphanage to look for Santa. That is only

the beginning of a fantastical journey that takes him across

mythical lands where he meets creatures straight out of fairy

tales. With a wicked wizard out to dominate the universe and a

worried Santa with his share of woes, Alfie has his hands full.

Will he be able to achieve his dream? With the help of his best

friend, Bullet, a pug and Pedro, an owl, he just might!

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About the author

Shaiju Mathew is known for his bestselling book Knocked Up (2010). Shaiju Mathew is a lover of stories, be it books or films. He loves them. Though he has an entrepreneurial bent and heads the PR & social media marketing departments for one of India’s leading startups, his talent lies in the creative side. He’s

known for his bestselling book, “Knocked Up” released in 2010 and it’s all set to be released as a feature film soon. He enjoys writing stories and reviewing movies. Owing to the

success of “Knocked Up”, Shaiju is all ready to release his next book, “Alfie The Elf”. A story for every ‘child at heart person’, about the magic of Christmas.

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Nov 17, 2016
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Fiction / Christian / Fantasy
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