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Never having experienced Christmas, twelve-year-old Penelope finally gets her wish when her parents decide to celebrate it as part of her home-schooling education. Traditions become murky as her parents improvise curious ways to observe the holiday.
To make things weirder, a moving van arrives at the old Compton house down the road and delivers a fully decorated Christmas tree, an arm chair and a lamp, and nothing else. Penelope sets out to discover who lives in the old house and why they only own those three items.
As the holidays progress she gets a unique experience that she will remember for a lifetime.
This short story is the prequel to PENELOPE AND THE BIRTHDAY CURSE and is sure to delight children and adults alike. After reading this, Christmas will never be the same.
If your looking for a fun, light read packed with mystery for this Christmas season then this is the book for you. I do think this book would be a very fun read for Children and adults alike. Penelope is has a Nancy Drew thing going for her. She adores looking for a new mystery to solve. Although this book is short it is certainly not lacking in character. Such a heartwarming and fun read. I love that it fit into this holiday season and makes me want to read more of Penelope's Amour
I would definitely recommend this book to all ages and gave it a five star rating.