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The Legend of the Christmas Witch (Hardcover)

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This is my new favorite addition to Christmas lore! Meeting Krisstorn and following her as she looks for her brother (who becomes the famous Mr. Kringle), she becomes the Queen of the Macaroni Penguins, and Queen of Yule in the South Pole. She's different, and a little angry about it, so maybe there's a lesson here for your littles. Celebrate your uniqueness, and don't be afraid of what you don't know. 

— Rhi


From Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza and creative partner Dan Murphy comes the long lost tale of the Christmas Witch, Santa Claus's much misunderstood twin sister. The perfect gift for the holiday season and beyond!

Gather ‘round the fire to hear a Christmas legend that has never been told before...until now. Each year a mysterious figure sweeps into town, leaving behind strange gifts in the night. No, not Santa Claus, but his sister…

The Christmas Witch.

Her story begins many, many years ago when her brother was torn away from her as a child. Raised alone by a witch of the woods, Kristtörn's powers of magic grew, as did her temper. Determined to find her long lost twin, she set out on a perilous journey across oceans to find him. But what she found instead was a deep-seated fear of her powers and a confrontation that would leave the fate of Christmas hanging in the balance.

From award-winning producer and actress Aubrey Plaza and her creative partner Dan Murphy comes a holiday story unlike any told before. With all the richness of classic folklore, they’ve woven a tale of bravery, love and magic. Whatever you thought you knew about Christmas…think again.

About the Author

Aubrey Plaza, originally from Delaware, is best known for her role as April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation. She has produced and starred in several films, as well as performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. She currently lives in California and is known to dress up like a witch every Christmas.
Dan Murphy is a writer and producer who lives in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Delaware, he is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and has been creative partners with Aubrey for over fifteen years.

Julia Iredale is an illustrator fromVictoria, British Columbia. She studied illustration at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and now spends her time painting, making books, and, whenever possible, escaping into the magic forests of the Canadian West Coast.

Praise For…

Raves for The Legend of the Christmas Witch:

"In a story that pairs the popular holiday with the pagan background of Yuletide, questions of intolerance and human flaws offer interesting layers to ponder and discuss... A well-written and thought provoking tale."—Kirkus Reviews

"The story is steeped heavily in the fairy tale tradition—raven scouts, capes woven from leaves, the ability to talk to animals, a queen who lays frozen under ice—and, especially when paired with illuminated-style borders and the deeply saturated colors of the artwork, it conjures up the magic of the Grimms and Andersen."—Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593350805
ISBN-10: 0593350804
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 56
Language: English