Penelope and The Christmas Spirit

Rated 5.00/5 based on 5 reviews
Penelope gets more than she expected when her eccentric parents plan to celebrate Christmas as a home-schooling project in this short story prequel to the Penelope Mystery series. When someone moves into the old Compton house down the road and all they own is a Christmas tree, an arm chair and a lamp, Penelope decides to find out why. Therein lies a Christmas mystery, waiting to be solved. More

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Words: 7,010
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465891280
About Ron D. Voigts

Ron D. Voigts lives in Raleigh, NC and sometimes somewhere else. When back in Raleigh, he enjoys time with his family, watches old movies and shoots lots of pool. He has his own private writer's retreat in La Vale, MD where he spends lots of time working on his next novel while enjoying the mountains and eating ice cream.

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Review by: Joleene Naylor on Dec. 14, 2012 :
This short story is actually a bit of a prequel to the first Penelope book (Penelope and the Birthday Curse), and a fun one at that. Penelope's eccentric family decides to celebrate Christmas with their own unique twists. No store bough Christmas tree or decorations for them! But, even as Penelope is enjoying her first attempt at the holiday, a mysterious neighbor moves in nearby - or at least some of their furniture does. With nothing but a chair, a lamp and a Christmas tree, can there really be anyone living there? And if so, then who?

A fun short story and perfect for this time of year!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: L. R. Mattick on Dec. 04, 2011 :
An engaging Christmas story that was funny and reflective. Had me wondering how it would end. This is a great read for children and adults.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Garmo on Dec. 04, 2011 :
Great little story to get you into the Christmas spirit! Ron Voigts spins another fun yarn!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sandra Davison on Nov. 11, 2011 :
I truly recommend Penelope and The Christmas Spirit. I plan on reading it to my grandchildren this Christmas. Ron Voigts has done a wonderful job bringing the spirit of Christmas to his story. He has a gift in story telling and knows how to bring adventure to a story that young children will enjoy experiencing.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Shelia Rudesill on Nov. 10, 2011 :
Penelope and The Christmas Spirit is a sentimental introduction to the Penelope Mystery series. I immediately fell in love with Penelope and identified with the desires of her heart that her rather austere mother and egg-head father seem to ignore. The Spirit of Christmas descends upon Penelope as mysteriously as it does on those who believe there is something more to life than meets the eye. I look forward to following Penelope’s journey.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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