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The Christmas Adventure of Space Elf Sam

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Santa delivers Christmas presents to children everywhere, but when Earth families begin to live on distant planets, Santa needs help. That's why Santa builds the Space Elf Christmas Academy -- where elves like Sam are trained to fly spaceships. This is the story of Sam's first adventure -- a warm and engaging Christmas tale for the whole family.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Scholastic (first published 1998)
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Kristy Sikora
Nov 07, 2010 Kristy Sikora rated it did not like it
Shelves: science-fiction
Published: 1998

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This book was not of interest to me because science fiction isn't something I ever enjoy reading. I chose this book to read for this genre because I love Christmas books.
Santa establishes the Space Elf Christmas Academy to train elves to deliver gifts to once-Earthlings who have moved to different planets. Space Elf Sam lands on the undiscovered planet of Gom, and he isn't received well by the aliens who live there. After being captured and the presents taken, he learns a
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The Brothers
Jan 22, 2016 The Brothers rated it it was ok
In a future world, Santa has to contend with the human race being on distant space colonies. A few days before Christmas he receives wish lists form children on Alpha One and sends Sam, his latest space elf cadet, to fill the order. Everything goes wrong for Sam, but even in the chaos of crash landing and being taken captive by aliens, he manages to teach them the true meaning of the Christmas spirit.

Illustrations are really rather creepy.
Pam
Dec 28, 2014 Pam rated it really liked it
I admit I am a Star Trek fanatic so I guess I would be expected to enjoy this book. Audrey Wood's story is unique, there is a great moral to the story so what is there not to like. Bruce Robert Wood's illustrations are colorful and fun! A good book that children should enjoy and which would be great to see future sequels by Audrey Wood.
Mrs.Capuano
This book is inventive and fun, but takes a really long time to read and isn't a fantastic read-aloud.
Little John
Dec 09, 2015 Little John rated it it was amazing
"Great. I loved it, but the Gom's Santa was a little different from ours. My favourite part was going deeper into the ground with Space Elf Sam."
Jillyholdy
Dec 20, 2009 Jillyholdy rated it it was amazing
Jillian demanded a 5-star rating because we're doing the 'Elf Shelf' this Xmas, and she is on an elf-tear right now.
Uriah
Dec 07, 2010 Uriah rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids, christmas
An okay book. Space Elf Sam teaches another planet about Christmas traditions (not the meaning of it). Some of the story bothered me but an enjoyable one time read.
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Audrey Wood studied art and drama at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has owned an operated a book and import store, taught chldren's drama and art, and traveled throughout Mexico and Guatemala studying Indian folk art. She now lives in Hawaii with her talented family (husband Don and son Bruce, who have both collaborated with Audrey by illustrating some of her books).
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