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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (903 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cornelia Funke Narrator: Cornelia Funke Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780739337264
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Santa has landed in a whole lot of trouble! Thanks to Twinklestar, that marzipan-loving but lightning-shy reindeer, Santa and his caravan have come crashing down in a storm just two weeks before Christmas.
Luckily he’s (literally!) dropped into a nice neighborhood.
But Santa’s not safe.
The ruthless Gerold Geronimus Goblynch plans to put an end to children’s wishes and turn the holiday season into his personal moneymaking scheme. Only Santa stands between him and his grinchlike tricks. With the help of kids Charlotte and Ben, Santa will have to face Goblynch and his Nutcracker goons if he’s ever to rescue Christmas! Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sophie | 2/4/2014

    " Eh, this was alright, but fell a bit short in my opinion. The narration didn't help either - it's neat that Cornelia Funke did it herself, but a professional would have come across better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 1/26/2014

    " This was cute book to kick off my Christmas. I alternated between reading and listening to Christmas music. The plot may have been a bit insubstantial, but it kept me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 1/24/2014

    " Cute story .. the kids liked it. We like this author's other books. Not crazy about the cheating in school part .. but otherwise very creative and enjoyable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eris | 1/19/2014

    " This book was a great read and just in time for the holladays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 1/16/2014

    " Story for young children. The evil nutcrackers have captured all of the good Santa's and the one real Santa is left. He crashes to earth and spreads holiday love and cheer in one little neighborhood. Cute story, well written. I would say that it is more for grade schooler aged children. Fun ending where good fights evil and wins because they all pull together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Havilah | 1/15/2014

    " I was reading this one to the kids. It was good, but they lost interest and I had to get it back to the library. Maybe we'll try again next year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeni | 1/14/2014

    " I thought this was a cute Christmas story, definitely different than the norm. Great for kids, families, or classrooms who want to share a holiday story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 12/21/2013

    " Such a cute Christmas book. I read it almost every December since I found it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 12/20/2013

    " A great book to read before Christmas! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joenna | 10/4/2013

    " Did the book on CD and Cornelia Funke was the narrator and didn't really care for her. The story I wasn't a fan of either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Launna | 9/21/2013

    " We listened to this in the car. It kept us all involved and we enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juanita Johnson | 6/25/2013

    " I do SO love science fiction and I do so love Christmas, so this story is a great mix of both. It'll spoil the book if I tell you anything about the book, but I will drop this hint - the whole Santa thing? He's not quite who you think he is... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 3/15/2013

    " It was okay but didn't really grab my attention. Listened to it on audio book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeri | 8/10/2012

    " children's picture book. cute story, but i didn't like the fact that the boy cheated on a test and there was no consequence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwyneth | 12/13/2011

    " I love her books. Always creative, always entertainning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 luhvBOOKS ♫ I'm fighting for you ♫ ♪The battle is already won♪ | 12/5/2011

    " A little confusing for my brain at the time. But interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 11/28/2011

    " Sweet short tale of a Santa quite different from the one we're familiar with. Plus there are polar glow worms and Christmas elves who swear (G-ratedly, of course)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 iLa | 11/24/2011

    " Read with Kate (6) before school. We both enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 7/10/2011

    " I read it out of holiday obligation, but was inspired: if this crap can get published, then... Holiday books by bestsellers is the new obligatory Christmas album? Discuss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E | 4/22/2011

    " This was the best Santa book ever made. Even though I finished last night. Just the way it was written was really good. Also the way she made it so she could make everything up was so cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrell | 4/20/2011

    " It was a halarious book about Santa and a snow machine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 4/8/2011

    " Even in my resentment to the whole 'Santa' thing, I will always love this book immensely. ;) Ah, the magic of Cornelia Funke. :))) I love you, woman. XD "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/23/2011

    " A great book to read before Christmas! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/4/2011

    " beth and i read this during advent this year. great short chapters for my squirrely little girl. good action but nothing too super scary for her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 12/15/2010

    " A fun Christmas story. I used this for a book club and the children loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/14/2010

    " This may not be Cornelia Funke's most well-known book, but it's one of my favorites.... The blend of whimsy and intrigue put me solidly in a holiday mood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/8/2010

    " Silly story about Santa and the elves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 11/8/2010

    " Such a cute Christmas book. I read it almost every December since I found it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/3/2010

    " This book is very creative and I love all the characters in it. It's very descpritive and i enjoyed it very much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 1/23/2010

    " i first tried to do the audio...had a problem with one of the cds so i checked out the book instead...a better experience as a book than as an audio...the author (Cornelia Funke) did the audio and i didn't feel her voice was strong enough to pull it off "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 1/2/2010

    " Ugh. What a weird book. I liked the take she had on the Santa folklore. I didn't like they way the parents were personified, but what can you say. Anything from a kid's perspective shows grown ups in a bad light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 12/24/2009

    " A great book for ages 7-10. I read this aloud in my classroom and the students loved it. It explains some of Santa's magic tricks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/23/2009

    " The problem -- Yule Land has been taken over by an evil, mercenary santa. (He gives santas who tow the line snow machines and turns their reindeer into sausage.) What is the last true santa, Niklas, to do? He gets help from two children, Ben and Charlotte. "

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About the Author
Author Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke is a bestselling author and the third most popular children's book writer in Germany after J.K. Roweling and R.L. Stine. The Thief Lord has won several European children's literature awards, including the Zurich Children's Book Awards (2000) and the children's Book Award form the Vienna House of Literature (2001).