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The Eve to Believe

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This brand new tale features an old friend—Santa Claus. The story begins at the North Pole where Santa and the elves are working feverishly to get ready for another Christmas. We see right into Santa's workshop, meet the elves and see how hard the talented crew works to get ready for the big night. The workload has grown so much, the elves had to figure out and implement a new strategy just to complete the work. Santa doesn't know about this and the elves know he will NOT approve of this change. On Christmas Eve, we follow Santa on his journey as he descends upon one small, old town of Bishop Hollow—the hometown of the Brickels. We meet and get to know The Brickels as well as spend Christmas with all of them—well, almost all of them. There are two brothers named Peter and Jayson and they have a little dog Nealie. Their mom and dad cannot spend Christmas with them, so the boys spend Christmas with their lovable grandparents—Mama and Papa Brickel, along with Papa's hound dog, Newman, and all of Mama's cats.

What's New in Version 4

New Interactive Audio-Narration soundtrack built into each page of story. Narrated by Author/Illustrator Mark Schaeffer and set to some really cool, heartwarming, inspirational music as the background tracks throughout the book. If you don't have time to read the story to your child, just have your child tap the button on each page and listen to the Audio-Narration track. It is great for kids learning to read. Your child can follow along with the words as the book is read to them. Also included is a video introduction in the beginning and rolling credits at end.


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Customer Reviews

Great Family Book

Our kids absolutely loved The Eve to Believe. Every night during the holiday season, I would read pages from the book to our children and, when the section came to an end, they asked if we could just go a few more pages because they were so excited to see what happened next. The Eve to Believe is the perfect Christmas gift for any kid, parent, or nostalgic person who longs for the personification of old-timer holiday spirit. Highly recommended!

The Eve to Believe
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  • $9.99
  • Level: Grades P-6
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: Sep 15, 2013
  • Publisher: Mark Schaeffer Studios
  • Seller: Mark C. Schaeffer
  • Print Length: 50 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 4
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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