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Five Alien Elves (The Hamlet Chronicles #3)
'Tis the night before Christmas, and something is coming. A sleigh drawn by eight reindeer? Not this time. It's a UFO, bringing five aliens to the quiet little town of Hamlet, Vermont. The five visitors from the planet Fixipuddle assume the appearance of Earthlings -- well, elves -- and set out to rid Earth of its evil dictator, a fat man in a red suit.
Hardcover, Large Print, 186 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Thorndike Press
(first published 1998)
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I read this having very much enjoyed the Wicked series, mostly out of curiosity in reading Maguire's writing "at a different level." I had my hopes up though I'm not sure what I even expected of this. It's not that Gregory Maguire needs an epic storyline to be entertaining, since I quite liked his short story "Matchless." The only particular clever bit I remember was one of the students being named "Carly Garfunkel." Everything else about it, I just found...mediocre. Not poorly written, just not ...more
Five Aliens crash land on earth at Christmas. Their understanding of what is happening on earth differs with reality (of course). They think Santa Claus is a tyrant with elf-slaves. Miss Earth's class helps aliens understand about fun, toys, Santa and "earthlings." Cute story by the author of "Wicked"
Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked). He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children' ...moreMore about Gregory Maguire...
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