Elias, The Twelfth Elf of Kindness
by Carl Reader
A terrified elf no bigger than a dime hides in a boy's ear to escape from the dangers of the world. Despite the boy's plea for the visitor to leave, Elias stays and slowly reveals a magical identity. A friendship grows between the two, and through a hair-raising adventure courage is restored to elf and happiness returns to the boy's life. It's a family Christmas tale with relevance all year round.