Chris Kringle’s Cops: The First Mission by Ellwyn Autumn is a cute and humorous children’s story about everyone’s favorite Christmas icon: Santa Claus.
When sixth grader Patty Pringle takes her younger brother Sean to see Santa, she has no idea Sean will steal some of Santa’s letters. Patty is devastated. How will Santa know what to bring the children for Christmas? She is determined to right Sean’s mistake and save Christmas for the children whose letters were never read by Santa. She teams up with an Elf, Agent 12-25, who agrees to take her to the North Pole. Patty thinks she has solved her problem, only to realize it is too late for Santa to deliver the requests from the stolen letters. Now Patty really has to work hard to save Christmas! But with the help of Agent 12-25, she just might be able to make some Christmas miracles come true.
Chris Kringle’s Cops: The First Mission is a really cute and clever story that kids are sure to love. I loved the characters in this story and think Ellwyn Autumn did a fantastic job bringing them to life. Patty is spunky and so passionate about her love of all things Christmas and Santa that her enthusiasm is contagious. It jumps off the pages! Sean is ornery and seems to always cause Patty trouble. But she is smart and courageous when it comes to fixing Sean’s mistake, which is such a nice trait of an older sister and a great addition to this clever story.