The Sled tells the Christmas story of how our heroine, Naomi, struggles to save Santa from the frozen icicles hurled by the Frost King to freeze everything Christmas. Together with Duchess the Sled Dog, a friendly Bighorn and a snow leopard, Naomi and her cobbled-together junkyard sled trek to the North Pole, tracking the Frost King as he freezes reindeer, elves and even Santa’s own red sleigh.
Embarrassed by her junkyard double-runnered sled, Naomi won’t sled with her classmates, but instead falls down Bear Canyon into the Frost King’s icicle jail. The Frost King, abandoned by his family and frozen to a cliff for Winters on end, is bent on stopping Christmas so no one else can enjoy the season, either. Naomi breaks out of jail and the sled dog pulls her to the North Pole to fulfill her destiny.
Once the Frost King reaches Santa’s cottage, everything Christmas is at a standstill, frozen in place. Naomi and her two new animal friends reached Santa, too, but can they save him and Christmas now or is it too late? Before she can stop him, the Frost King’s icicle hits Santa, and he stands like a statue, frozen in time.
Christmastime has stopped. No presents will be delivered. Stockings by the fireplace are empty. The cookies and milk left for Santa go uneaten that Christmas Eve.
Naomi’s eyes well up with tears. She failed. There can be no more Christmas.
Or has she? You’ll have to read the book to find out whether the twinkle in Santa’s eye ever returns.
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