"Festival of the Elves: The Magic Around You is a wondrous holiday delight...It will be a magical addition to your Christmas reading list!" - The Children's Book Review "Elliott and Kemble's spellbinding picture book is saturated with magical characters and cheerful Christmas traditions that champion kindness, merriment, and the magic of sharing." - Publishers Weekly booklife "Families looking for additional holiday traditions may enjoy sharing this-and re-creating the activity-together." - KIRKUS With debut author Angeli Elliott's Festival of the Elves comes a charming and precious story of elf siblings Noel and Holly and their quest to bring a secret note tradition to human families. The book written under the pen name of Holly Figgyworth, tells the story of the elf Christmas custom started by Holly and Noel's own Grandpa elf Norris Figgyworth, who "wanted the holiday season to be full of surprises and delights." "Every night in December, Grandpa Figgyworth left funny little notes and sometimes trinkets for his family, friends, and neighbors. As he delivered each note, he would say with a little half smile, a wiggle of his left eyebrow, and a waggle of his right ear, "The magic around you is the magic you make." Filled with lush full-page spreads of glorious and delightfully playful paintings by illustrator Mai S. Kemble, the book showcases the intricate world of North Pole elves and their journey to spread the magic of tradition to a loving human family. The story is the perfect length as a read-aloud for the youngest set and read-alone for those children just learning. Kids of all ages will enjoy poring over the details of the beautifully rendered elves and their elaborate clothing, homes, and objects. Festival of the Elves is a perfect addition to any family's treasure of time-honored Christmas books, with an enduring and magical story and tradition to read and share together for years to come. Book Summary The story follows the adventures of two young elves plunged into the human world on a twinkly, swirly, snowy night. Their mission? To share a beloved elf tradition and make the month of December more magical and joyous for humans, one elf note at a time. But will their magic meter register enough magic to get them home?!