- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: October 15, 2019
- Price: $16.99
- Trim Size: 10 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3634-6
- EAN: 9781419736346
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World English
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When Santa gets snowed in at the North Pole, it’s up to three heroes from Quirkville to save the day—but they’re in for an ooey-gooey surprise!
Reginald (the zombie), Zarfon (the alien), and Abigail Zink (the human) are all preparing for Christmas in Quirkville when the terrible news breaks: CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED! Santa is snowed in at the North Pole. The three friends hatch a plan to save the day. They load into Zarfon’s spaceship—along with lots of peanut butter for a surprise Christmas delivery to his home planet later on—and head straight for the North Pole. When they arrive, they find that Santa and his elves are trapped, not by snow, but by a marshmallow cream explosion. With a little bit of creativity, a little bit of Christmas spirit, and one big KA-POW!, the pals from Quirkville save Christmas and inadvertently create a delicious treat!
"Zarfon’s non-verbal speech balloons, and larger-than-life comedy work together to— Horn Book Magazine
deliver a sweet-and-salty tale."
"McGee again delivers an unlikely mash-up of zombies, aliens, and food for readers who just might prefer Halloween over Christmas."— Publishers Weekly
About the author
Joe McGee holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His fiction and poetry have been published in both print and online journals, and he is the author of Peanut Butter & Brains. He lives in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Charles Santoso is a concept artist and illustrator currently living in Singapore. His work has been exhibited in North America, Australia, and France.