Maxwell Finch And The Three-Powered Wish
by Charles Freund
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Maxwell Finch decides to take his desperately ill brother, Tommy, to the shopping mall so that Tommy can tell Santa Claus his Christmas wish. Max enlists the help of his friend Lydia and together, they intend to present a three-powered wish asking Santa to help Tommy. The trip is a disaster; they never make it out of the backyard and are almost caught by Max's mother who comes home early due to a fierce snow storm. Max and Lydia head off without Tommy and reach the mall. While in line to to see Santa, their fear that they will be spotted by schoolmates and their fear that the mall Santa is a fake, come true. Max and Lydia lose all hope.
As they sit on a bench discussing what to do next, the lights grow dim, all becomes quiet, then suddenly, there's a stiff puff of air from behind. Out of nowhere, Willoughby, the real Santa Claus' brother, appears via his latest invention, the "time-beater," to help Max and Lydia. Willoughby explains that just before his other invention, the "sincere-wish-sensor," exploded, he had intercepted Tommy's wish and was surprised to find that Tommy didn't ask Santa to make him well again, but rather, he asked Santa to bring Max a new brother --- one that wasn't sick all the time. With the knowledge that Tommy is truly a good Kid, Willoughby wants to help, so he gives Max and Lydia the golden key to the one hundred and fifth tunnel to the North Pole. He tells them that there will be three chimes and they must follow the sound through the mall to find the door. Once inside, the tunnel will lead them north. However, Max and Lydia don't know that Santa has just cancelled Christmas and won't grant any wish because the Celestial Beacon has been stolen. He needs the Beacon to tell the good kids from the bad kids. Willoughby figures that if Santa meets Max and Lydia, he'll find some way to help his little brother. After a battle with a mall security guard and shopkeeper, Max and Lydia reach the tunnel with the golden key and are joined by the ...
Length: 248 Pages (2,316 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Aug 7th, 2020