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The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales

The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales

(2014)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
What will Santa put under your tree this Christmas? A present that growls? Or one that smiles? The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales - crazy Christmas adventures for the whole family! Christmas in outer space or at the beach, havoc in Santa's workshop, monsters running amok, and mad scientists who turn Christmas into chaos.

Come along for the sleigh ride of your life, as these Twisty Tales weave their festive magic, whipping across New Zealand pastures, scattering fairy dust on the way to a Christmas BBQ! For a taste, pop over to You Tube to see our fun Twisty Christmas book trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK7Ol_d-m1o

Reviews:
From KidsBooks NZ review by Lorraine Orman "...it's a real pot-pourri of stories with something for everyone - humour, fantasy, animals, and family-themed stories being the favourites. There's a moving retelling of the nativity story; several funny tales about Santa and his helpers; a handful of spooky stories with ghosts and other nasties; and a whole bunch of plots revolving round Christmas trees, fairies, and presents. My favourite is Darian Smith's Albert and the Christmas Fairy... " ( to see more go to http://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/three-excellent-anthologies-for-children.html)

Booksellers NZ by Angela Oliver "...The stories are charming little bites, perfect for a younger reader, or to read aloud with your family. Christmas is truly brought to life. Stories are based in the cold clutches of Antarctica, in places out in space, and in various fantastical realms, but the New Zealand flavour is alive and well in these tales..." (to see more go to https://booksellersnz.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/book-review-the-best-of-twisty-christmas-tales-edited-by-peter-friend-eileen-mueller-and-a-j-ponder/)

Number 5 for AC Nielsen's bookscan list for all books sold in New Zealand via independent booksellers, The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales includes 31 short stories by 27 authors including Joy Cowley, David Hill, Dave Freer, Shelley Chappell, Michelle Child, William Cook, Debbie Cowens, Denise Cush, Marion Day, Simon Fogarty, Peter Friend, Jan Goldie, Tim Jones, Charlotte Kieft, Lyn McConchie, Eileen Mueller, Jeena Murphy, Lee Murray, Robyn P Murray, Lorraine Orman, A.J. Ponder, D.M. Potter, Dan Rabarts, Darian Smith, Kerrie Anne Spicer, Anne Wilkins & Sophie Yorkston.
Edited by Peter Friend, Eileen Mueller and A.J. Ponder
Illustrations by Geoff Popham.

Suitable for 8-12 year olds to read alone - and for children of all ages, from 4 to 104. this ebook also contains a special bonus of selected entries from our Twisty Christmas Drawing Competition by NZ school children.

 
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : New Zealand Paperback
Title: The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales: Edited by Peter Friend, Eileen Mueller & A.J.Ponder. Includes stories by Joy Cowley, David Hill, Dave Freer & Lyn McConchie: Volume 2
Author(s): Phantom Feather Press, William Cook, Debbie Cowens, Joy Cowley, Marion Day, Dave Freer, Peter Friend, Jan Goldie, David Hill, Tim Jones, Lyn McConchie, Eileen Mueller, Lee Murray, Robyn P Murray, Lorraine Orman, A J
ISBN: 0-9941155-0-4 / 978-0-9941155-0-8 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Phantom Feather Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales: Edited by Peter Friend, Eileen Mueller & A.J.Ponder. Includes stories by Joy Cowley, David Hill, Dave Freer & Lyn McConchie
Author(s): Joy Cowley, Dave Freer, Lyn McConchie, D M Potter, Lee Murray, Lorraine Orman, Eileen Mueller, Peter Friend
Publisher: Phantom Feather Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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