Heidi Heckelbeck and the Christmas Surprise
It’s me, Heidi Heckelbeck. How’s it going up there at the Nor?th Pole? Hope you had a good year. Mine was very good. I hardly got into trouble! But you probably already know that. By
the way, do you really see me when I’m sleeping and know when I’m awake? And are you really magical? Hope you don’t mind all the questions.
Now I’d like to talk about Christmas. I only want one thing this year. Can you guess what it is? It’s PRINCESS CHARMING by Helen Cranston. Princess Charming is a witch in disguise. I love that because it reminds me of ME, except for one thing. Princess Charming is a princess and I’m j?ust a regular ol’ kid at dumb ol’ Brewster Elementary. BOR-ing.
I hope you have good weather for your sleigh ride.
Heidi folded the letter and slipped it into an envelope. Then she addressed it in her neatest handwriting:
Heidi stuck a Christmas tree stamp in the upper right-hand corner. She looked at the envelope. Hmm . . . it seems boring, she thought. I’ll have to make it more cheery. I really want Santa to notice my letter. Heidi opened her desk drawer and took out her rainbow markers. Then she drew a candy cane, a snowman, and a reindeer on the envelope.
“Done!” she said triumphantly. “My letter to Santa is ready. Now all I have to do is mail it.”
Heidi tingled with excitement. I hope I get that new book, she thought. Then she trotted down the hall to find her mom.