Jake & the Gingerbread Wars (a Gryphon Chronicles Christmas Novella)

Jake & the Gingerbread Wars (a Gryphon Chronicles Christmas Novella)

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Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men...and Gingerbread Men?! After his harsh beginnings as a rough-and-tumble orphan on the streets of London, Jake Everton takes his rightful place as the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family with magical powers-his personal quest, to follow in his slain parents' footsteps as a Lightrider in the age-old battle of good versus evil. In the fantastical nooks and crannies of the Victorian Age, Jake and his friends (including his pet Gryphon) find no shortage of adventure-righting magic-related wrongs, solving supernatural mysteries, and exploring wondrous new worlds. Now it's Jake's first Christmas with his eccentric magical relatives, but trouble never takes a holiday... Santa's Horrid Little Helper Wanted! Humbug, the disgruntled Christmas elf.
Reward One Christmas wish granted, courtesy of Santa. Humbug hates being a Christmas elf. Instead of making toys, he'd rather make mischief. Angling for a new job in Halloween Town, he sets out to prove he's frightful enough for the task by ruining Christmas for as many people as possible-until Jake and his friends capture him. The kids set out on a rip-roaring adventure to the North Pole to hand the troublemaker over to Santa and collect the reward. But the way is fraught with danger, leaving them to wonder if they'll make it back in time for Christmas...or if they'll even make it back alive! Welcome to The Gryphon Chronicles, a rollicking historical fantasy series that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids, from the imagination of New York Times bestselling author, E.G. Foley. "A wonderful novel in the same vein as Harry Potter, full of nonstop action, magical creatures, and the reality that was Queen Victoria's England." The Reading Cafe Dear Reader, Although this book is connected to The Gryphon Chronicles series, it was written to stand alone, so you can still enjoy it just as much even if you haven't read the full-length novels. For readers who ARE following the adventures of Jake and his friends, consider this story #3.5 in the series. As a Christmas tale, GINGERBREAD WARS is the lightest of the stories, and is half the length of the regular novels. The Complete Gryphon Chronicles Series:
Book 1 - THE LOST HEIR
Book 2 - JAKE & THE GIANT
Book 3 - THE DARK PORTAL
Book 3.5 - JAKE & THE GINGERBREAD WARS
Book 4 - RISE OF ALLIES
Book 5 - SECRETS OF THE DEEP
Book 6 - THE BLACK FORTRESS The Gryphon Chronicles are fun family reading for ages 10 & up, but younger kids who are avid readers should do fine with them, too. Thank you for your interest in our work! With warmest wishes,
E.G. Foley
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Pennsylvania
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1494423537
  • 9781494423537
  • 3,259,395

About Gaelen Foley

E.G. FOLEY is the pen name for a husband-and-wife writing team who live in Pennsylvania. They've been finishing each other's sentences since they were teens, so it was only a matter of time till they were writing together, too. Like his kid readers, "E" (Eric) can't sit still for too long! A bit of a renaissance man, he's picked up hobbies from kenpo to carpentry to classical guitar over the years, and holds multiple degrees in math, science, and education. He treated patients as a chiropractor for nearly a decade, then switched careers to venture into the wild-and-woolly world of teaching middle school, where he was often voted favorite teacher. His students helped inspire him to start dreaming up great stories for kids, until he recently switched gears again and left teaching to become a full-time writer and author entrepreneur. By contrast, "G" (Gael, aka Gaelen Foley) has had one dream all her life and has pursued it with maniacal intensity since the age of seventeen: writing fiction! After earning her Lit degree at SUNY Fredonia, she waited tables at night for nearly six years as a "starving artist" to keep her days free for honing her craft, until she finally got The Call in 1997. Today, with millions of her twenty-plus romances from Ballantine and HarperCollins sold in many languages worldwide, she's been hitting bestseller lists regularly since 2001. Although she loves all her readers, young and old, she admits there's just something magical about writing for children. You can find the Foleys on Facebook/EGFoleyAuthor or visit their website at www.EGFoley.com. They are hard at work on their next book.
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525 ratings
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3 21% (112)
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