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Kringle

Kringle

by Tony Abbott Illustrated by Greg Call

Unlike the traditional Santa Claus myth, Kringle is a coming-of-age story about an orphan who becomes a force for good in a dark and violent time. It is a tale of fantasy, of goblins, elves, and flying reindeer — and of a boy from the humblest beginnings who fulfills his destiny.

Our tale begins in 500 A.D., when goblins kidnapped human children and set them to work in underground mines. Kringle is one such child.... until he discovers his mission — to free children from enslavement. His legend lives on today, as he travels the earth every Christmas Eve to quell the goblins once more.

Ages
11, 12, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.8
Lexile Measure
810L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
304
Genre
Adventure, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Tony Abbott The author of three best-selling series for young readers, Tony Abbott didn't actually turn to writing full-time until 1994. Though he first came to attention with his Danger Guys series, begun in 1994, Tony Abbott has continued to gain recognition for The Secrets of Droon, an ongoing series that independent bookstores count in their top ten fantasy book recommendations for Harry Potter fans.
Greg Call

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