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16 Tasks of the Festive Season (Square 6: Sinterklaas / St. Martin’s Day / Krampusnacht)


Book themes for Sinterklaas / St. Martin’s Day / Krampusnacht: A Story involving children or a young adult book.

For this task I listened to Tommy Krappweis’ Ghostsitter audio play:


14-year-old Tom has inherited a haunted ride. A real one. There’s a zombie (who loves his plush rabbit), a werewolf (who’s grumpy but never bites anyone), a mummy (who is very polite), a ghost (who loves computer games but can only watch the let’s play videos because…well she’s a ghost) and a vampire (who occasionally laments that it’s not the 19th century anymore but is otherwise also really nice).

Together they fight crime…well or the supernatural that is less benevolent than the creatures of the haunted ride and it’s hilarious. The phrase ‘a story that children and adults can enjoy’ gets thrown around a lot but here I genuinely didn’t care that I’m over 20 years older than the target audience.

Part of the 16 Tasks of the Festive Season


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