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A Christmas tale set in Santa’s kingdom, told twice in different ways by two very different storytellers. The first is SnowShine, Santa's Smallest Elf. The second is GobDrop, the…but who really knows who GobDrop is? SnowShine has heard of him from the spooky fireside tales told by bigger elves - but when SnowShine gets lost it is GobDrop who finds him. 

Carried in an old sack full of fish bones, the tiny elf enters GobDrop’s lair to discover a hidden kingdom below the snowy mountains. With a host of fabulous critters found nowhere else, and many an adventure, what must SnowShine do to save not only himself but Christmas too? Where did Santa’s magical Bag of Christmas Songs disappear to? Are all those terrible tales elves tell about GobDrop actually true? Did he really steal The Naughty List? Will the little elf save GobDrop when he falls into a tangle? This is an enchanting tale about the pitfalls of gossip, where we discover the power of being small.

©2013 Mogzilla Books, Adrian Beckingham (P)2018 Adrian Beckingham

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Just a lovely bedtime or anytime story to listen with the children. Some little innuendo's on please & thank yous that will help the children with manners and how to live alongside one another.
Was not too keen on the narrator just thought the voice was bland no highs and lows in the recording but loved the story..

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Perfect little audio for Christmas

This was a lovely audio for Christmas listening today as I wrap presents. I loved the two stories about the good and bad of Santas workers and the poor little elf that was too small just broke my heart. Loved it.

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An Inspiring & Magical Tale

This story is full of imagination, amazing creatures, adventure and positive lessons about life in general. Highly recommended for young children. Adults will love it too.

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  • Evelyn W Fuller
  • 23-01-21

WORTH THE WAIT.

We had so many audiobooks and films to get through over December that we didn't get round to this one, but I'm glad we did because it's great.

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  • Jesse J Taylor
  • 22-01-21

MAGICAL STORYTELLING.

Storytelling at its best. The author weaves a world of wonders which leaves this grown up convinced that magic may just be real after all! A story to cherish. Ideal for little ones.

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  • Michael Buchanan
  • 21-01-21

LIFE'S PROBLEM ARE JUST PUZZLES, WITH SOLUTIONS.

Great lessons for young listeners. Like life's problems are more like puzzles, that CAN be solved. This story has grown up motivational lessons but perfectly pitched for kids. The author really cares about the effect his story has on listeners, great job author Adrian Beckingham. It's pure magic!!!

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  • Michael Beverly
  • 19-01-21

REKINDLE REAL MAGIC OK!!

I'm a natural Scrooge. The thing is I dislike the blatant commercialism of Santa. To me he's so Coca-Cola. But this story won me over when I listened to it with my children. Santa was painted nice and jolly but also rather bossy. He likes money a lot. The story also makes the point that for many children Santa IS the most tangible form of real magic in their lives who deposits presents unseen at night - and when the whistle blows and they realise Santa's a fake, they in one clean sweep go on to believe all magic is fake. This story let's children believe in a very human, magical Father Christmas while also introducing lots of great creatures and wonderful morals which small children can relate to. It keeps magic alive in young hearts and old.

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  • 18-01-21

Fantastic book!

The author does a fantastic job of creating a truly magical kingdom filled with amazingly imaginative creatures. There are perilous/exciting problems for the little elf Snowshine to solve if he is going to save Christmas. Adults will enjoy the more mature reflections on the society's problems which will bypass younger listeners but make us grown ups feel this is a very special children's book which has so much goodness to offer.