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    Michael McLean, Scott McLean,

ISBN: 978-1-60907-930-7

Fairy Tale Christmas

by: Michael McLean, Scott McLean,

Santa Claus has been trapped in a snow globe! Behind the plot are an evil queen, a wicked stepmother, a sorceress, a beanstalk giant, and, of course, the mischievous Rumpelstiltskin. They have a plan that will erase the term “Happily Ever After” from our storybooks forever. And it’s going to take more than a brave prince to save Santa and bring Christmas to all the children of the world. Fairy Tale Christmas reminds us all that there is good in everyone and that the magic of Christmas can soften any heart. Ages 8-11.

Visit FairyTaleChristmasMusical.com to hear the original songs and read the first two chapters!

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“The Clandestines, a group of now unemployed fairy-tale villains, hatch a complicated plan to get the endings of their former stories…changed in their favor by kidnapping Santa Claus…But Santa is a wily old elf, and comes up with his own plan to conquer the Clandestines by tricking them into participating in his new gift-giving scheme. The humor and schtick feel…like something you’d find in a dinner theater holiday production…The message is a good one, and drama club kids will appreciate the theatrical trappings and Broadway-type finale.”[/pmc_quote]
School Library Journal

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“Full of humor and references to dozens of fables…An imaginative mash-up of holiday and fairy tale lore.”[/pmc_quote]
Idaho Falls Post Register

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“Hilarious characters!”[/pmc_quote]
–Ashlyn, age 10

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“One of my new favorite books.”[/pmc_quote]
Jasen, age 8

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“For anyone who likes fairy-tales and Christmas!”[/pmc_quote]
Makenzie, age 9

“The Clandestines, a group of now unemployed fairy-tale villains, hatch a complicated plan to get the endings of their former stories…changed in their favor by kidnapping Santa Claus…But Santa is a wily old elf, and comes up with his own plan to conquer the Clandestines by tricking them into participating in his new gift-giving scheme. The humor and schtick feel(s)…like something you’d find in a dinner theater holiday production…The message is a good one, and drama club kids will appreciate the theatrical trappings and Broadway-type finale.”-School Library Journal

Excerpt:

Once upon a Christmastime, just a few bedtime stories before Christmas Eve, and long after every “happily ever after” ending, a clandestine meeting was being held. Of course, you’d expect such a meeting to be undercover, underhanded, sneaky, and dishonorable, but that’s not why it was called a clandestine meeting. Before this meeting, at the annual Long Ago Island Job Fair for disenchanted fairy-tale villains seeking new employment, a bossy stepmother, a hungry Giant, a vengeful six-foot Fairy Queen, a self-absorbed Drama Queen, and a creepy little schemer with a truly bizarre name decided to skip the job fair altogether and call themselves “The Clandestines.” They did this partly because all of them were, in fact, underhanded, sneaky, and dishonorable, but it was mostly because “The Clandestines” made for a much better sounding name than “Evil Fairy Tale Villains.” And “The Temptations” had already been taken.

 


Meet the Author
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MICHAEL MCLEAN has released more than two dozen albums, has written, produced, and directed award-winning films and television commercials, and has annually presented his landmark Christmas production, The Forgotten Carols, based on his book, to sold-out audiences throughout the United States since 1991. He and his wife, Lynne, live in Heber Valley.
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SCOTT MCLEAN is an actor, songwriter, and playwright. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC) and The National Theatre Conservatory (Denver), Scott lives, creates, acts, and auditions in New York City.

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Overview

Santa Claus has been trapped in a snow globe! Behind the plot are an evil queen, a wicked stepmother, a sorceress, a beanstalk giant, and, of course, the mischievous Rumpelstiltskin. They have a plan that will erase the term “Happily Ever After” from our storybooks forever. And it’s going to take more than a brave prince to save Santa and bring Christmas to all the children of the world. Fairy Tale Christmas reminds us all that there is good in everyone and that the magic of Christmas can soften any heart. Ages 8-11.

Visit FairyTaleChristmasMusical.com to hear the original songs and read the first two chapters!

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“The Clandestines, a group of now unemployed fairy-tale villains, hatch a complicated plan to get the endings of their former stories…changed in their favor by kidnapping Santa Claus…But Santa is a wily old elf, and comes up with his own plan to conquer the Clandestines by tricking them into participating in his new gift-giving scheme. The humor and schtick feel…like something you’d find in a dinner theater holiday production…The message is a good one, and drama club kids will appreciate the theatrical trappings and Broadway-type finale.”[/pmc_quote]
School Library Journal

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“Full of humor and references to dozens of fables…An imaginative mash-up of holiday and fairy tale lore.”[/pmc_quote]
Idaho Falls Post Register

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“Hilarious characters!”[/pmc_quote]
–Ashlyn, age 10

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“One of my new favorite books.”[/pmc_quote]
Jasen, age 8

[pmc_quote border_color=”#e83338″]“For anyone who likes fairy-tales and Christmas!”[/pmc_quote]
Makenzie, age 9

“The Clandestines, a group of now unemployed fairy-tale villains, hatch a complicated plan to get the endings of their former stories…changed in their favor by kidnapping Santa Claus…But Santa is a wily old elf, and comes up with his own plan to conquer the Clandestines by tricking them into participating in his new gift-giving scheme. The humor and schtick feel(s)…like something you’d find in a dinner theater holiday production…The message is a good one, and drama club kids will appreciate the theatrical trappings and Broadway-type finale.”-School Library Journal

Excerpt:

Once upon a Christmastime, just a few bedtime stories before Christmas Eve, and long after every “happily ever after” ending, a clandestine meeting was being held. Of course, you’d expect such a meeting to be undercover, underhanded, sneaky, and dishonorable, but that’s not why it was called a clandestine meeting. Before this meeting, at the annual Long Ago Island Job Fair for disenchanted fairy-tale villains seeking new employment, a bossy stepmother, a hungry Giant, a vengeful six-foot Fairy Queen, a self-absorbed Drama Queen, and a creepy little schemer with a truly bizarre name decided to skip the job fair altogether and call themselves “The Clandestines.” They did this partly because all of them were, in fact, underhanded, sneaky, and dishonorable, but it was mostly because “The Clandestines” made for a much better sounding name than “Evil Fairy Tale Villains.” And “The Temptations” had already been taken.

 

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