Goodreads Reviews

Average rating of 4.19 stars from 21 ratings and 7 reviews.


December 22, 2015

What a beautiful, quick read to not only get you into the holliday spirit, but to also remind of the true meaning of the season. 

Gabriel is much like other 10 year old little boys, wanting the newest and coolest gadgets available. He knows his estranged father and his new family will be celebrating Christmas with those gifts, and decides he wants to leave his loving Mom to join his Father's family in hopes he too will be gifted the items that everyone else has. However, in his travels to his dad's, he encounters an unexpected visitor or two.

I'm almost ten, I’m far too old to be crying. Crying is for babies. I need to be a big boy, and big boys aren’t afraid of anything. 

A heartwarming tale of a little boy's journey of discovery, and finding what is truly important in this day of technology and want.

Beautiful, funny, and heartfelt.



December 19, 2015

A delightful children's book that assigns an elf to everyone who believes in Christmas, but gives a warning to those who do not choose to believe.

mary ann


January 26, 2016

Imaginative Short story!

Loved it. Christmas from the point of view of a 10 year old child. The journey the child takes as he realizes that Christmas isn't all about great and lavish presents, is amazing. The author was inspired by his son, and this story is inspirational to all parents who have children. I absolutely loved this story, and it is the hope that Santa, his elves, and reindeer are never truly forgotten.

Amy Shannon


December 12, 2015

I really enjoyed reading this story. It is the story of Gabriel. A ten year old boy who no longer believes in Santa because he just can’t understand why other kids get to have a bigger better Christmas than he does. He lives with his mother and while she tries to make Christmas a fun time for him all he can think of are things he would like and feels that his dad, living in the next town over, would be better able to give him. He runs away but doesn’t get too far before he is confronted by a pint sized elf and the most famous reindeer of all. What follows is a delightful spin on the classic Christmas Carol, with Gabriel learning that shiny and expensive doesn’t buy happiness.

I read this out loud for my family, a tradition that my son admits he has outgrown, but will “endure” just for me (insert winky face here). It was very much enjoyed. The book is dynamic and written in language appropriate for chapter readers.

Michelle Perry


January 7, 2016

This is such a cute little story and so well written that I felt like hugging the character myself! And moreover this book is free on Amazon!
The story is about a little 10-year-old boy named Gabriel who has lost faith in Santa and no more believes in his existence. This doesn't bode well for Gabriel the elf, who is the elf sent to look after the boy. So they go on this cute journey to find what the problem is and how to make Gabriel believe in Santa again.

The story is perfect for any kid! and this book also gives out a very meaningful moral in way that even kids can understand and that is : Money isn't everything.

Vibha Hedge


December 12, 2015

This story is about a young boy named Gabriel who is almost ten. His parents
are divorced and his dad lives in a different town and hardly has time for Gabriel. One Christmas he runs away to go live with his dad thinking that he would be happier there because his dad has more money. He meets an elf, also named Gabriel and Rudolph the reindeer and they teach him the true meaning of Christmas. It is better to give a gift than receive one.

My Ratings:

5- Readability/ It was easy to read it flowed nicely and was very expressive.

5- Age Appropriate/ This is a must read Christmas book for kids 5-12

5- Illustrations/ There weren’t illustrations, but I really liked the cover art.

5- Holds Interest/ It totally held my interest. I thought the chapter titles were very clever too.five

5- Did I Like It?/ I really did. This is the best Christmas book I have read this year.

Lian Perry