Santa Claws: A Dark Tale of Christmas

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, Mar 10, 2016 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages

áWill Christmas ever be the same again?á


Gabriela Harding’s debut children’s novel, Santa Claws, is set in the London suburbs and the wilderness of the High Arctic. It is a Christmas adventure narrated by Honey, who presents readers with festive terrors and an evil Santa.á

It’s Christmas Eve and Honey is home alone. Well, alone if she doesn’t count the boring company of her little brother, Teddy, and her grandmother, who is a little too fond of sherry. She doesn’t think Christmas can get any worse. But when Honey and Teddy are brutally kidnapped from their own home, this festive season soon becomes the worst Christmas ever...á

After waking up in a freezing land of horrors, they are forced into hard labour in a factory of nasty toys amidst evil dwarves and the evil Santa Claws. Honey and her brother fear for their lives in a world of child-eating dogs, murderous chefs and secret passages dripping with all things icky. Worse still, Santa Claws turns out to be a cannibal with a very special dish in mind for the New Year’s celebrations: his own brother, the real Santa Claus.á

Can Honey and Teddy save Santa from the cooking pot and free themselves from a life of whip-cracking dwarves and slave labour? Santa Claws is aimed at children between 11-14 who enjoy mystery and fantasy fiction with traces of dark humour.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
31
Section 4
38
Section 5
55
Section 6
78
Section 7
87
Section 8
90
Section 24
247
Section 25
258
Section 26
263
Section 27
270
Section 28
274
Section 29
285
Section 30
289
Section 31
293

Section 9
97
Section 10
110
Section 11
121
Section 12
132
Section 13
137
Section 14
145
Section 15
160
Section 16
175
Section 17
188
Section 18
197
Section 19
208
Section 20
214
Section 21
219
Section 22
231
Section 23
237
Section 32
302
Section 33
309
Section 34
313
Section 35
315
Section 36
325
Section 37
330
Section 38
338
Section 39
347
Section 40
359
Section 41
367
Section 42
381
Section 43
398
Section 44
411
Section 45
429
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About the author (2016)

Gabriela Harding lives in London and is currently working on her second book, a crime novel, for adults. Her poems, short stories and articles have been published in numerous publications and she has won a National Poetry Competition.

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