Runner Up London Book Festival - Best Young Adult
Runner Up Southern California Book Festival Award - Best Children's Book
For centuries, elves at the North Pole have built millions of toys for Santa to deliver to good children all around the world. Year after year, things have run smoothly. That is, until one Christmas when an elf named Zach accidentally breaks the Divine Reactor... the main device that powers Santa’s entire winter workshop! With only 48 hours till Christmas, Santa sends Zach on a perilous mission to the peak of Mount Frostbite where the little elf must recover a rare gemstone that is key to restoring the Divine Reactor. Zach must brave the harsh arctic environment that is filled with wild animals, severe weather, and even evil goblins. In the end, Zach will be forced to make an ultimate decision that will remind even Santa of the true meaning of Christmas.
What People Say
"Matt's book channels the heart and warmth seen in the Rankin/Bass Productions' Christmas specials and films. In our ever-changing world, Christmas stories like these are welcomed by parents and children everywhere!" --Rick Goldschmidt, Official Rankin/Bass Productions Historian/Biographer
"This imaginative novel will appeal to young readers, who enjoy adventure, fantastic surroundings, and mysterious beings, with a joyous Christmas message to boot!" --The Children's Book Review
"I enjoyed reading your book, A Tale for Christmas Zach's Quest; Great adventure with a solid Christian message!" --Santa Claus, SantaClausNorthPoleAlaska.com