When Jamie Reynolds comes to his grandparents’ Vermont home for Christmas, he just wants things to go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared. Time and again he is drawn to Grandma’s miniature Christmas village, where he imagines that life is perfect. Late one night, the village comes to life before Jamie’s eyes, and his fantasy of escaping into it becomes very real indeed. He discovers that the village is called Canterbury, where the year is 1932. Jamie becomes fast friends with Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, and is taken in by Ida, who runs the local boarding house. But he also makes a dangerous enemy of the mysterious and menacing Jim Gordon, whose return to town is nothing but trouble. As Jamie desperately races against time to find his way back home, he is suddenly faced with a terrifying choice: to go ahead with his plan to leave, or to stay and help his friends, at the risk of never going home again.
The Christmas Village is a holiday adventure the whole family will love, filled with suspense, secrets and surprises to the very last page.
The Christmas Village is a 2015 INKSPOKES Select Book Award Winner and the winner of the 2013 Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Award for children's action/adventure literature.When Jamie Reynolds visits his grandparents' Vermont home for Christmas, he just wishes things would go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared.