Review by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite

It’s only two days before Christmas and Patty desperately needs to
see Santa Claus at the mall. In fact, she’s brought along her resume
 to apply for a job. Her resume isn’t much because Patty’s not even
twelve yet, but she feels this strong urge to seek employment with
 Santa Claus. She’s brought along her younger brother, Sean, who’s
not being very cooperative. Both siblings are still struggling from
the recent and tragic death of their mother. That’s made Sean very 
rebellious and he no longer believes in Santa Claus. In fact, he tells
 everyone that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. Patty still believes, even
 though she’s sad without her mother. And Patty’s birthmark is
 starting to really bother her. It’s growing, moving and very itchy.
 Her mother was going to explain to her about the birthmark, but
 she never had the chance. There were many other things that 
Patty’s mother didn’t have the opportunity to tell her daughter, like 
there was a strong connection between the women in Patty’s family 
and the North Pole.

The visit to the mall turns into a disaster. Sean causes all kinds of
 disruptions and the lineups are impossibly long. The two return
 home frustrated, Patty with a massive headache that sends her
straight to bed. The next morning, she discovers that her brother
had stolen some precious letters from Santa Claus’s mailbox, letters 
from hopeful children asking for that special gift. Returning to the
 mall, Patty thinks that she is just returning the letters to Santa 
Claus before it’s too late. What awaits her is an adventure that she
never expected, one that will set the forces of good and evil in a
battle to end the power of Santa Claus and his jolly elves. It’s the 
jolly that keeps them going and apparently Patty has a lot of jolly.

Ellwyn Autumn’s fantasy novel, Chris Kringle’s Cops: The First
Mission, is a powerful story full of strong characters and good
lessons. This is more than just a story about Santa Claus and the
 North Pole. It’s a story full of compassion, dedication and the 
importance of being good and, of course, being jolly. This is an 
outstanding story for young readers. The forces of good against evil
 and the legend of Santa Claus and the North Pole make for a
dynamic mix of fun and adventure.

Author: Ellwyn

I live with my loving husband, two children and dog in Philadelphia, PA. I discovered my passion for writing in second grade when I had to write a book report for school. I was so excited to write the report, until my mother told me that I had to write about someone else's book and not my own story. I became indignant and decided that once I finished the book report I would most certainly write my own original story. I have been writing ever since! My self-published book Chris Kringle's Cops was a Finalist in The Reader's Favorite Book Contest for 2016. I am so happy to share this story with you.  My picture book Kamyla Chung and the Creepy Crawlies was given a 5 Star rating by Reader's Favorite Book Reviews in 2017.