Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.
HarperTorch/HarperCollins: NY, 2003.
Originally publ by Victor Gollancz: Great Britain, 1996.
- Hogfather grants children's wishes on Hogswatchnight, December 32.
- Susan Sto Helit playing Mary Poppins.
- The poker, every governess should have one.
- Death goes out of character (seems to do that often), leaving his granddaughter Susan with the Job. This sabbatical entails covering for the Hogfather. A job Death can enjoy, though it might disrupt the universe.
- The world is full of small round things that aren't eyeballs!
- Mr. Teatime, an Assassin that even the Assassins think goes too far.
- Hex, Unseen University's magical data analyzing machine.
- Bloody Stupid Johnson's special bathroom design.
- There's only one way to eliminate the immortals, such as the Tooth Fairy, the Hogfather, and even Death.
- Nobby Nobbs sits on the Hogfather's knee.
- Have you ever wondered what the Tooth Fairy does with all those teeth? Powerful things, teeth.
- The scales tilt. A change in belief leaves room for other beliefs.
- The Tooth Fairy's surprising history.
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