The Snow Maiden Returns-A Christmas Tale (Prelude to Mr. Tout's Magical Forest) paperback edition
Eight-year-old Mariah experiences the thrill of a lifetime when she is magically transported to the North Pole by Santa's number one elf, Needle. Santa Claus is in big trouble, Christmas is in jeopardy, and Mariah may just be the only one who can save it. With only the mysterious snowflake diamond to protect her, Mariah embarks on a journey that will ultimately force her to face Winter Stine, a sinister woman whose sole intent is to destroy Christmas. Magic and adventure await Mariah as she, Needle, and Comet's son Flash head out in a last-ditch attempt to save the world from a Christmas without Santa.