Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Adventures of Fawn by Al E. Boy

Book Genre:  Children’s Fiction
Print Length: 517 pages
Publisher: Al E. Boy (October 1, 2014)
Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Language: English


The Adventures of Fawn is a 'coming of age' series set in the magical world of Santa's North Pole! The year is 1849, and legendary reindeer Comet and Vixen have a young daughter, Fawn. In this first book, 'Til the Last Snowflake Falls' the young reindeer spends far too many days alone in the stable at Santa's Village with no friends and nothing to do.

While her parents caution her she's much too young and inexperienced to go exploring outside Santa's Village by herself, Fawn disagrees. Declaring, “I want some fun and excitement! I don’t care how dangerous it is!” she begins sneaking out each day in search of friends, excitement and adventure. She'll find them all...but also find herself facing dangers like a fierce hungry wolf, a freezing North Pole blizzard, and the treachery of a sea captain capturing animals of the arctic to sell to a zoo in New York City.

Along the way, she'll also learn some valuable lessons about what's really important in life. The Adventures of Fawn are filled with fun and excitement for all ages!​

Excerpt #1 from ‘Til the Last Snowflake Falls

Today was going to
be the day!
Fawn had it all
planned out. The young reindeer would wait until her dad and mum,
Comet and Vixen, came home to the stable, and she was going to calmly
explain how unhappy she was.
mentioned it before, (more like every other day), but each time her
bad mood had gotten the better of her and she’d wound up arguing
with her parents. Each time they had told her she wasn’t old
enough…not mature enough…to be going out on her own.
Fawn had often
pondered over their words.
Not mature
She wasn’t
exactly sure what that meant…but just the same she didn’t like
the sound of it!
I think it’s
like saying I’m still a baby
! Darnit! I’m four and
a half months old
Fawn was convinced
fun…excitement….maybe even friends could be hers to enjoy if she
was free to explore the world outside Santa’s Village.
I blew it those
other times by getting too excited
. If I can plainly and
calmly explain to mum and dad how bored and lonely I am
I need some friends
surely they’ll see how much
I’ve changed
how much more ‘mature’ I am nowwhatever
that means
! I’ll wait for them to come homeand
then I’ll show them
Yes, indeed! She
had it all planned out!

But sometimes even
the best laid plans can fall apart.  

Excerpt #1 from Book 2- The Ona Pendulum

It was at that
very moment…something very strange occurred.
Santa and Wajic
suddenly became motionless, and their faces appeared in energized
broken patterns…almost like shattered, electrified pieces of glass.
Every angle of the fractured pattern sputtered and flashed likenesses
of them……but each one different. In some they looked younger…and
in others, older…….and older still.
Fawn, Bunny,
Snowboy and Doctor Weather were all quite surprised and taken aback.
They had absolutely no idea what was happening…or what they should
do. The only choice they had was to stand there powerlessly watching.
Then, just as
suddenly as it began, it stopped.
Looking a bit
overwhelmed, everyone just stood there…watching Santa and Wajic.
“Are you
alright?” asked Fawn.
fine.” Santa answered. He noticed the concerned looks on everyone’s
face, and added, “Why do you ask?”
The Doctor
explained, “Well…something just happened a moment ago. Very odd!
You didn’t notice? You didn’t feel anything?”
Wajic stretched
his arms and yawned.
“Come to think
of it…I am a little tired all of a sudden.”
Santa brought a
gloved hand up to cover his mouth, as he also yawned.
“Me, too! Hmmm.
That’s very strange! What was it you saw?”
Fawn, Bunny,
Snowboy and Doctor Weather gave them the details of what they’d
seen, and with each piece of information, Wajic looked more and more
Santa noticed.
“What is it, old
“I’m not quite
sure, Kris. It could be nothing…or….it could be something! When
we get back to the Village, I’ll head to my workshop and look into
As he yawned a
second time, Santa said, “Let’s just hope it’s nothing

Excerpt #1 from Book 3-Far And Yet So Near

“A little snow
shouldn’t be a problem, eh?” Doctor Weather called out to Foddle.
For the umpteenth
time, she brushed snow off Hutch that probably measured a couple of
inches thick.
Foddle looked at a
loss for words, as he flicked snow off his beard and face.
“What can I
say?” he replied. “How could I have known?”
Bunny was
completely covered in snow, and shouted angrily at Snowboy, “A
little snow never hurt anybody! Isn’t that what you said?”
Snowboy couldn’t
think of anything to say, except, “I’m sorry! Really! I am!”
He took a moment
to look down at himself and then blurted out, “Hey! I think I’m
getting bigger again!”
Once again, Bunny
pointed a paw at him. “Stop that!!”
Snow was falling
so heavily, it was difficult for anyone to even see the end of the
dog teams.
Perched on Fawn’s
back, Bunny cleaned snow off herself as best she could, and shook her
head disgustedly.
“A drop-off into
nothingness…Hangnail Pass…a Bridge with a mind of its own…playing
‘catch-up’ with a bunch of wandering reindeer…and now a heavy
snowfall! What’s next? An earthquake?!”
Fawn’s eyebrows
came down heavy over her eyes as she looked at her friend.
“Shh! Don’t
say that! Don’t even think it! When folks say ‘Things could be
!’’re not supposed to help things get that way!”

Through almost 40 years as a Santa Claus, Al E. Boy developed quite a repertoire of tales to explain and answer the many questions children ask about Santa, the North Pole, his reindeer, and his friends, the elves.

​It was this collection of tales which prompted him to begin writing The Adventures of Fawn. Through the young daughter of legendary reindeer Comet and Vixen, he's been able to weave an exciting, colorful, imaginative world which will delight readers of all ages!

Mr. Boy not only hopes you enjoy these tales, but make reading them part of your Christmas traditions, as well.