Emily has a fever. Emily's mom goes to the drugstore and vanishes on the way. Brother Billy is arrested, tossed in jail and disappears. And Emily's dad - he's camping, he's in jail, he's in the hospital, he's in a daze. He's help. What's a girl to do? Strange things are happening throughout the town. Big Broom trucks prowl the streets. Kids cry for Tiny Toy dogs. Shops go bankrupt. But t the Bug Bakery where people stand in line to get a muffin. Eggman's plan is working great. But he hadn't counted on an adversary from the past, Blitzen, a little wooden man from Ireland, making himself at home in Emily's house. Blitzen could ruin Eggman's plan Eggman's going to have to get rid of Blitzen for his brilliant plan to succeed. Emily calls the little wooden man 'Uncle Blitzen' and will do anything to protect him. If Eggman's going to be rid of Blitzen he'll have to deal with Emily first.
Peter Merry grew up on a farm in Northern Wisconsin. Longfellow Elementary, a one room country school, provided Peter with a cherished education in grades one through eight. Peter rounded out his formal education with the proscribed four years in high school followed with studies at the Universities of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Manitoba. Peter has degrees in history (M.A.) and law (LLB). Peter practices law in Vancouver, British Columbia where he lives with his wife Shirley. Peter and Shirley have three children and four grandchildren.