The Oldest Elf by James Stevenson

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There is so little interest in the old-fashioned toys made by Elywn, the oldest elf in Santa's workshop, that Santa's sleigh leaves without them. Blitzen, who tells Elywn what happened, is too old to go dashing through the snow, and has been replaced by a doe named Josephine. With wit and ingenuity, the author/artist solves the problem and adds a fresh touch to this original Christmas story.
 

About James Stevenson

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James Stevenson is the creator of many acclaimed books for children and is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker," He lives in Cos Cob, Connecticut.
 
Published October 31, 1996 by Greenwillow Books. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Of course, their path crosses Santa's and he welcomes the latecomers: ``Never too late for toys.'' Created by an elf who's no where near Elwyn's age, this Christmas fantasy is written with sweetness and wit, infused with nostalgia for the good old days, and brimming with appeal for the goo...

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You're never too old to deliver Christmas cheer--even if you're the oldest elf (or reindeer) on Santa's staff.

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