Aliens and Angels: Three Stories For Christmas

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Sue Hampton captures the spirit of Christmas with three warm-hearted stories full of humour, mystery and magic. In the title story, the school Nativity play has been cast and Robbie would rather be an angel than a spotty, hopping globalob, but no one seems to understand. Not Without A Carrot is the story of Trouble, a wilful donkey whose life changes one starlit night long ago. And in Bootee for Etta, a girl who feels alone on Christmas morning finds a tiny lamb in a grassy box. With illustrations by children from schools Sue has visited, this is a book to make you smile at any time of year. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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About the author

Ex-teacher Sue Hampton now has nineteen published books for children and adults, one of which, TRACES, made the top three in The People’s Book Prize 2012. Her work across a range of genres has been praised by her hero, Michael Morpurgo: “terrific” “enthralling” and “beautifully written”. Sue has made over three hundred author visits to schools, aiming to inspire children and teenagers to read and write. She also addresses adult book groups, U3As and writers’ groups with her husband, poet and novelist Leslie Tate, and has guest-lectured to trainee teachers on the importance of using good writing in the classroom. With her alopecia and bare head, Sue also likes to share the message that it’s O.K. to be different.
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Publisher
Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
26 Sep 2013
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Pages
89
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ISBN
9781782283157
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / General
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Content Protection
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Eligible for Family Library

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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?

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