Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Hornby
Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Hornby is a cute little Christmas story starting with the ornaments that come to life, also known as the 'Tree Dwellers'. It's almost Christmas and all of the ornaments come to life to celebrate with their friends from years past, suck on pine needles, and await the arrival of Santa Claus.
This year will be different from all the others, Larry, a snowman can not find his brother Terrance, so along with his girlfriend Debbie, his pet Tinsel, and new friend, Splint, they're hatching a plan to leave the Christmas tree to search inside the Christmas box for him. Many trials lay ahead for the three small ornaments, and someone or somethings, will be watching their every move.
Secrets of a Christmas Box is a cute young adult story, maybe suitable for ages 10-13. I was very much enjoying the story and planning on reading it my son this year, but once I got to the cat attack, I thought it might be too violent for anyone under the age of 5. Detailed characters bring this story to life, there were a few tense problems and at times the story line was overly detailed, but besides that, it was a Christmas story with a twist that I actually liked. 4 Hearts
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 9:57 PM