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The Dwarf in the Drawer

A Mischievous Parody


Square Fish
Available: 10/01/13
9.37 x 9.37 · 32 pages
Ages 4-8 years
CDN $22.99 · bi

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L. van King

illustrated by Chuck Gonzales

I'm the Dwarf in the Drawer,
And I lived here before . . .
Before that darn elf -
That insufferable bore!

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! The time when tiny elves spy on all the little children and then go dancing off to tattle to Santa. . . . What? That doesn't sound wonderful to you?

Right. The Dwarf in the Drawer doesn't think so, either. Why does that dim-witted elf show up every December?

In the tradition of Goodnight iPad and Runaway Mummy, this is a hilarious parody of Santa's elvish spy - and a story that will make us all take another look at the true meaning of Christmas.

L. van King lives with his family in the cozy suburban woodlands of Middle-Jersey. An avid yarnspinner, he is a storybook peddler by trade. This is his first contribution to that cause. Chuck Gonzales is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who works internationally in publishing, animation, editorial, packaging, and advertising projects. He has illustrated many books for children, and created works for animated projects for Nickelodeon and ESPN.