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 Memoirs of an elf
 Author: Scillian, Devin

 Illustrator: Bowers, Tim

 Publisher:  Sleeping Bear Press
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 24 x 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 792376 ISBN: 9781585369102
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Elves -- Fiction
 Santa Claus -- Fiction
 Christmas -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
Under Spark Elf's direction, Santa delivers presents in the allotted twenty-four hours only to arrive at the North Pole with a stowaway in the toy bag, a family's beloved dog.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 172622

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (-) (09/01/14)
   School Library Journal (10/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2014 PreS-Gr 1—Armed with a smart phone for texting, navigating via GPS, and using the camera feature to take an "elfie" of himself and his crew before taking off with Santa on Christmas Eve, Spark is truly a millennial elf. At times, his Type A personality surfaces whenever it seems that Santa is falling behind schedule, but Sparks' heart, following truisms like "No Santa, no Christmas," is in the right place. After Tugboat, an adorable stowaway dog, accidentally hitches a ride to the North Pole, Spark witnesses the heartwarming, more-important-than-Santa side of the holiday when they reunite Tugboat with his family. Cartoon illustrations blend the modern and festive well (the microphone on Spark's headset is red-and-white striped and his phone is holly leaf green), making the book as a whole appeal to children regardless of their tech savvy.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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