When Santa Fell to Earth
Original title: Als der Weihnachtsmann vom Himmel fiel. Translated into English in 2006.
Scared by a storm, Twinklestar, the least reliable reindeer, bolts – causing Santa and his sleigh to crash-land. And though Santa has dropped into a friendly neighborhood, he's not safe: Jeremiah Goblynch, the ruthless new leader of the Council of Yuleland, is determind to put an end to children's wishes and turn the holiday season into his own personal moneymaking scheme. As the last REAL St. Nick around, only Santa stands between Goblynch and his grinchlike plan. With the help and hope of kids Charlotte and Ben, Santa must face Goblynch and his Nutcracker goons to save Christmas!
Cornelia Funke (born 1958) is a German author.