Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Tinsel by Sibeal Pounder

Tinsel is a Christmas story for the 21st century. With a refreshing twist on the origin of the Santa Claus story, it shows just how much girls can do!

This is the story of Ms. Claus – an orphan named Blanche Claus, whose magical adventure results in the launch of the biggest Christmas undertaking ever. Back in 1875, Blanche hated Christmas. Life on the streets on London was cold and sad. But when a strange old woman gives her a magical, red bauble, everything changes. Blanche meets the most extraordinary characters and through an unusual series of events, finds herself at North Pole. With gingerbread, mince pie picnics, an elf named Carol, and a fir tree named Eggnog, Blanche realises she has the power to make a positive difference in the world.

Tinsel is full of the magic of friendship and finding your kindred spirits. It is charming, overflowing with fun and stuffed full of creativity. Clever, strong girls are celebrated as they make their own dreams come true. They never give up and prove that determination can cause the most wonderful things to happen.

Thank you to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Children’s Books for this festive story!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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