Goodreads: Frede and Santa
Author: Leen Lefebre
Published: 2nd June 2017 (First Published 6th December 2014
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “In a faraway village there lives a farmer with his wife. The summer harvest has failed and winter already arrives. So, how should they feed their three sons? The idea arises to fetch wood in the northern forest. They could dry it, sell it from door to door and earn some money to buy food.
Frede knows that his parents are doing their best, but is it enough to withstand the most barren period of the year? Together with his brothers, Rhune and Folke, he wants to visit Santa and ask him for help. But, first they must travel through that extensive forest where the evil Elf King lurks.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer – I received a copy from the Author. This does not affect my review in anyway)
Review: Liked it, a nice easy and fun children’s book. It sits at 36 pages so it a fast read. Which is sometimes very key for children’s book, keep it short and sweet. You don’t want to be reading a 300 page book to a child when your trying to get them to sleep. Unless that kid is a book nerd, then you go kid 🙂
The first book was done in the Author’s naive tongue; Dutch. This is evident a little in the translation to English, you do get the odd é throughout the book. This doesn’t affect understanding the book in anyway.
421 – at lokal market (lokal = local) – Is the only real error I came across. Not sure whether this was intended in the book or not.
Would I Recommend It? Yes.