Review by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Chris Kringle’s Cops: The First Mission is a fantasy for children and
 preteens written by Ellwyn Autumn.

Patty Pringle believes in Santa
 Clause. She realizes that most sixth graders have long since given up
on their belief in him, but she’s still adamant about his existence. It
 was December 23, and she knew she needed to see him. Since her 
mom died earlier this year, her father never let her or her little
 brother, Sean, go out unless they were accompanied by their
grandfather. Patty found it embarrassing to be treated like a child,
 and she was thrilled that she had finally convinced her grandfather
 to let her and Sean walk home from school on their own. The side
 trip to the mall was pushing their deadline for getting home, but
 Patty had no other choice. She had her resume in hand, and she 
was determined to ask Santa for a job.

Ellwyn Autumn’s fantasy for children and preteens, Chris Kringle’s 
Cops: The First Mission, is an exciting and fast-paced story about a
twelve-year-old girl who is really rather special. The author does an 
impressive job of conveying the devastation the death of a parent
 can have on the surviving family members as indeed, Patty’s
 mother, Luce’s death, makes celebrating Christmas almost seem a
 sacrilege. It is only with an intense amount of effort that her father 
even leaves his room to try to make Christmas happen for his
 children. I loved the concept of Chris Kringle’s Cops and was excited 
to see the North Pole along with Patty. Melody E. Whitaker’s
 illustrations bring many of the characters to life and are a real treat
 for readers. I’m looking forward to reading about Patty’s future
 missions with CKC. Chris Kringle’s Cops: The First Mission is highly

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.