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The Great Reindeer Disaster

Kate Saunders
Illustrated by Neal Layton

An unexpected Christmas adventure disrupts one family’s summer holiday in this gloriously funny escapade from award-winning author Kate Saunders.

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Jingle bells, Jingle bells, smelly poo and bum!
You can wait for Christmas but it’s never going to come!

When a miniature reindeer named Percy falls down the chimney of the Trubshaws’ holiday cottage, the last thing they expect is to be whisked away to the distant planet of Yule-1 – the REAL home of Father Christmas, the elves, and his intrepid reindeer delivery teams. And what an amazing place it is – nobody minds being stuck there until the computer system has been mended.

But the festive season is in danger! One rogue reindeer has teamed up with the evil Krampus to sabotage everything. Unless Percy and his new friends can track them down, there will be no Christmas this year – or EVER AGAIN!

Illustrated in black and white by Neal Layton, this is destined to become a holiday favourite.

Critic Reviews

This mash-up of Star Trek and The Night Before Christmas (plus a bit of Dambusters) is a box of delights for both children and adults.

New Statesman
Critic Reviews

This lively and fun tale is bound to amuse and entertain younger readers with it’s many humorous moments. A perfect stocking filler of a book.

Book Lover Jo
Critic Reviews

This book is packed with bucketloads of fun, humour and is awfully entertaining.

Chloe, age 10, Times Educational Supplement
Critic Reviews

Unique and humorous . . . This out of this world adventure has been enjoyed by all the pupils. I think this would make an excellent seasonal class read.

Angela Kent, School Librarian, Times Educational Supplement
Critic Reviews

A sleigh worth of humour!

Rebecca, age 9, Times Educational Supplement
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Kate Saunders began her career as a professional actor but moved into journalism following the publication of her first novel, The Prodigal Father, in 1986, for which she won the Betty Trask Award. Since then, Kate has written many books for adults and children. Saunders won the annual Costa Children’s Book Award for Five Children on the Western Front, a…

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