Max Fernsby and the Infinite Toys (Hardcover)

Max Fernsby and the Infinite Toys By Gerry Swallow, Marta Kissi (Illustrator), Peter Gaulke Cover Image

Max Fernsby and the Infinite Toys (Hardcover)


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The Naughty List meets Elf in Max Fernsby and the Infinite Toys, a charming, hilarious, illustrated middle grade Christmas tale about three friends who join forces with the two wayward elves to save the holidays!

Max Fernsby seems like your typical 10-year-old kid, but when a red bag­ literally falls on his head from the sky, Max finds he suddenly has the power to produce any toy in the world!

But what Max doesn’t realize is that the red bag only wound up in his hands because two of Santa’s most troublesome elves decided to take Santa’s sleigh for a joy ride. The bag fell out along the way, and if they don’t get it back to the North Pole soon, Christmas itself may be in jeopardy. Not to mention a greedy businessman has eyes on the bag and wants to steal it for himself!

It’s a race against time to save Christmas in this hilarious, illustrated, middle grade adventure from the acclaimed screenwriting duo of Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow.

Gerry Swallow began his career in Seattle as a stand-up comic before moving to Los Angeles. This led to numerous television appearances including several shots on NBC’s Tonight Show. He eventually turned his attention to screenwriting and has written everything from popular comedies to children’s animation, including the blockbuster hit, Ice Age: The Meltdown.

Marta Kissi is a London-based illustrator originally from Warsaw. She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Her favorite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in. She shares a studio in London with her husband, James, and their pet plant, Trevor.

Peter Gaulke began his writing career as stand-up comic in LA. He made the transition into television comedy writing for Married With Children and Saturday Night Live. Then he went on to write some movies, Black KnightSay It Isn’t So for the Farrelly Brothers, and, with Gerry Swallow, the animated smash hit Ice Age: The Meltdown.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063214750
ISBN-10: 006321475X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English

“Opening with a promise that readers have never heard a Christmas story quite like this one, Swallow and Gaulke certainly deliver in the unique zany shenanigans department.” — Kirkus Reviews

”Nonstop action and toilet humor will find their audience in this double debut filled with ‘high jinks, shenanigans... tomfoolery... funny business... horseplay, and... buffoonery.’” — Publishers Weekly