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When Santa Fell to Earth (1994 original; edició 2006)
de Cornelia Funke (Autor)
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Quan el Pare Noel va caure del cel de Cornelia Funke (1994)
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4.5 stars. 4 stars for the story, and 5 stars for Funke's enchanting narration with her hushed German accent.
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.
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I may have just been in a bad mood, but this book just felt like total glurge to me. Little boy and little girl help an unfortunate Santa who has run into trouble, and as a reward the boy gets out of the tropical Christmas that his parents wanted. A very quick read at least.
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When he and his caravan come crashing down to earth during a thunderstorm two weeks before Christmas, Santa is befriended by two children, Charlotte and Ben, who try to help him save the holiday from the tricks and moneymaking schemes of Gerold Geronimus Goblynch and to take off in time for his annual rounds.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)833.914 — Literature German and Germanic German fiction Modern period (1900-) 1900-1990 1945-1990
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Originally published in German as Als der Weihnachtsmann vom Himmel fiel, this Christmas fantasy novel from Cornelia Funke, author of such popular children's books as The Thief Lord and Inkheart, is an engaging story. It's entertaining, and a quick, fun read. I liked all of the characters, from Matilda the scolding angel to the cursing elves, patient Niklas to shy Ben. That said, I did wonder a bit at the main story idea, as this seems to point to the (quite legitimate) idea that Christmas has become too commercialized, the magic lost to more mundane gift shopping on the part of parents. Given that parents are in fact the ones who buy "Santa's" gifts in real life, I wonder whether reading this tale might make children who are aware of that fact (I was, myself) feel somehow less enchanted by the whole fantasy of Santa. With that caveat - that despite its message of Christmas wonder, it may in fact diminish that wonder for some children - I would recommend this to middle grade readers looking for fantasy fiction at the holidays. ( )