The Christmas Curse of Krampus:
11 year old Max doesn’t believe in Santa Claus anymore. His father is doing the best he can to raise Max without a mom on a military base in Germany. Things are depressing and Max has retreated further into the daily online abyss when a visit to a Christmas market and a chance encounter with a legendary beast named Krampus and Santa Claus himself, changes everything. Now he must help Santa defeat Krampus and save Christmas from being destroyed. The journey will immerse him in a magical world where he is forced to leave behind his mundane life and embrace what it is like to really live, find courage, love of family, and restore his faith in Christmas.
Please note that this tale is derived from a blend of folklore traditions from the areas of Germany, Austria, and the United States. It is understood that St. Nicholas, Christmas, and Krampus traditions vary greatly from region to region. Enjoy reading and learning about all of these differences in the cultures of the holiday season! Be on the look out for the next book in the series!
Suggested age range- 8 to 99
The Christmas Curse of Krampus, Secrets in the Ice:
The Christmas journey for Max is far from over. Santa Claus reappears into his life a year later only to learn that Krampus is very much alive. With his newfound friend, Mina, he discovers that Krampus is keeping his missing mom and Mrs. Claus hidden in the icy landscape of the North Pole. Santa enlists their help with a dangerous rescue mission and although Mina doesn’t celebrate Christmas and has had a challenging life so far, she is eager to go with them and escape from her daily agony.
As they encounter the strange world of Inuit mythology in Greenland, the icy terrain will test the very limits of their tolerance for the cold and terrifying creatures they encounter. Soon they are able to see the hidden beauty of the land and its people who present a new way of looking at the traditions of Christmas.
In the frozen caverns below mountainous icebergs, the journey culminates in another showdown with Krampus and his friends that results in several unexpected surprises for Max and Mina.
Suggested age range- 10-99