A Christmas story about elves being their unique and merriest selves. These elves ‘ confidence will encourage little readers to celebrate our differences. A curious elf prefers to learn about how families celebrate Christmas worldwide. The busy elf decides to enjoy a beach vacation, while an adventurous elf takes a jolly ride down the chimney. One elf likes veggies more than cookies. Santa loves them all the same, even when they play naughty pranks.
About This Author
Yolanda T. Marshall is an award-winning Guyanese-born Canadian author of diverse, inclusive, festive children’s literature. She ventured into the world of publishing in 2008 and received a multi-book deal in 2019.
Yolanda is currently a traditionally published and agented author of seventeen books, including, A Piece of Black Cake for Santa, Miles Away In The Caribbean, Sweet Sorrel Stand, C is for Carnival, Hot Cross Buns for Everyone and one of CBC’s best Canadian picture books of 2020 and TD’s Top Recommended Reads for 2023 – My Soca Birthday Party: with Jollof Rice and Steel Pans. Yolanda is also a columnist/editor for Canada’s Caribbean Camera printed newspaper “Lit Corner” where she promotes the books of other marginalized, Canadian authors. She has read for over 25,000 students annually, for the last few years in Canada and was recently invited by a New York school board into their classrooms. Yolanda appeared in numerous Television interviews, magazines and news articles and is a recipient of the Caribbean media Loop Awards: Author of the Year 2022, CBC’s 2020 Best Canadian Picture Book List, CIBWE Top 100 Black Women To Watch 2017, and one of Canada’s 100 Accomplished Black Women in 2022. She is a Membership Chair on the CANSCAIP Board (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), a professional member of The Writer’s Union of Canada and a PAL member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators).