Maxwell and Skippy were no ordinary elves; they had been present at an event that was both courageous and tragic. Their parents had been terribly mown down by a speeding bus, after rescuing a pair of hedgehogs from the perils of the tarmac ribbon. Grateful for their lives, the two hedgehogs decided to adopt the young baby elves but soon discovered that they were unsuitable to rear such unique offspring. How could they know about the ways of the elves, what foods to feed them or how to care for them? Find out how the two young brothers found themselves in the care of the friendly Cardinal Snowfield, Bishop Delaney and Father Mosely at their church of St. Nicholas-on-the-Dell. This short story is the first of a series of six tales that chronicle the early days of Maxwell and Skippy. It is meant to be read aloud to young children. These two small mischievous characters will enchant you and your family. The accompanying illustrations will delight and stimulate your child’s imagination. Will Maxwell and Skippy ever discover the love and care of a supportive adoptive family?