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Publisher's Summary

Thanks to Twinklestar, that marzipan-loving but lightning-shy reindeer, Santa and his caravan have come crashing down in a storm, just two weeks before Christmas. Luckily he's (literally!) dropped into a nice neighborhood.But Santa's not safe.The ruthless Gerold Geronimus Goblynch plans to put an end to children's wishes and turn the holiday season into his personal money-making scheme. Only Santa stands between him and his Grinch-like tricks. With the help of kids Charlotte and Ben, Santa will have to face Goblynch and his Nutcracker goons if he's ever to rescue Christmas!
Original text ©1994 Cecilie Dresslen Verlag
English translation ©2006 Oliver Georg Latsch; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Critic Reviews

"Author Cornelia Funke (INKHEART) reads this fantastical Christmas fable capably in her German-accented voice, sounding smoky and confiding (and a little like Lena Olin). Funke gives distinguishing voices to many of the characters, particularly Niklas's comical entourage-- plump angels Matilda and Emmanuel and a caravan full of wee grumbly elves. Get out the hot cocoa--this is charming seasonal listening for the whole family." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Julie on 12-22-08


I got this for my five year old to listen to in the car. Immediately, I was just as interested as he was. The story is magical. It brings all the good things of Christmas into the story. I enjoyed the European flavor too. It reminded me of Christmas in Germany. It will leave you with a smile on your face!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Craig on 01-29-12

One of the best Christmas stories in a long time!

Would you consider the audio edition of When Santa Fell to Earth to be better than the print version?

they're both great, but I love hearing Cornelia read her own stuff. It has a wonderful, ethereal quality.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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