On top of the world where the icy winds blow
A beautiful palace grows out of the snow
It sits in a forest of towering trees
The snow is so deep it goes up past your knees...

Princess Eliza was brainy and bright
She kept herself busy from morning till night
With wood, lots of string and some pieces of wire
The princes could make anything you'd desire

"It's great that you make all these things," the queen said
but how about making a new friend instead?

Princess Eliza is brilliant at making things, but the queen wants her to put down her tools and start making friends instead.

Meanwhile Santa is poorly, the elves are in a tizzy and it's almost Christmas Eve. Can Eliza use her inventing skills to save the day? Perhaps she will even make some new friends without even trying!

This book is full of fantastic colourful detail, with stunning images created by the super-talented Sarah Warburton. A lovely gift in the run up to Christmas or on the Big Day itself.

Waterstones Piccadilly Children's Department
One of our favourite picture books this Christmas
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The Scotsman - Best Children's Books for Christmas 2017
a joyful story with plenty of sly allusions to other fairy tales, and the illustrations bring a Nordic winter to life brilliantly.
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North Somerset Teachers' Book Award
Perfect for the festive season, The Princess and the Christmas Rescue is beautifully illustrated. The children at school who I shared this with comented on how bright and appealing the pictures are. The elves (Bertie and Gertie, Felix and Fred, Pixie and Dixie, Nora and Ned, the biggest, Gordon and the smallest, Nell) were a huge hit; their expressive faces and antics made the children laugh.
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Independent Book Reviews
This is just perfect with a touch of ‘female engineering’ too! Loved it!
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The Bookbag
Eliza is very self-sufficient and intelligent and she uses her mind to solve problems as others around her flounder. Hart manages to make a strong female character without belittling the book or the reader - Eliza just seems like a very savvy kid.

With a strong protagonist you cannot help wanting her to find some friends and she does this by being selfless. When she invents new machines for the Elves she does it to help, not to curry favour. The book teaches that if you help others selflessly, you will be rewarded in kind. This is a warming message that does have Christmas undertones; throw in Santa, elves and Reindeer and you are sorted for all the cheer you can handle.
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Booklover Jo
I love Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton's princess books and this one looks just devine
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Red Reading Hub
Sarah Warburton’s North Pole scenes are full of humour, wonderful details and seasonal warmth.
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Library Girl & Book Boy
No reader could possibly be disappointed by this Christmas cracker - snow, reindeer, elves and blueprints!
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Beanmummy via Toppsta
This was a lovely seasonal book with bright and colourful illustrations with lots on each page to look out for.Read all the TOPPSTA reviews