When 8-year-old Ryder asks Santa to help his Uncle Ted overcome writer's block and create another amazing story, he cannot know that they'll both be getting the best present ever--a wild adventure. But is it real, or just a wonderful Christmas dream?
"A one-of-a-kind holiday adventure filled with colorful characters and a suspenseful plot that kids will eat up faster than their Christmas cookies. Parents will appreciate T.M. Murphy's knack for weaving good old-fashioned values like kindness, love, and forgiveness into the tale, and be touched by the character of Ryder, the young protagonist with a kind heart. This is a fun and wholesome story the entire family will enjoy...a great Christmas gift. Perfect for reading on Christmas Eve or after Christmas dinner."
--Mark Penta, author/illustrator of Cape Cod Invasion!
"A fun read! Murphy sure knows how to weave a story. He had me from page one. Whether you're a young reader or an adult, you'll want to join the journey. And don't forget to admire the view: Taylor's illustrations are as vivid and evocative as the writing."
--Lisa Mullins, Anchor and Senior Producer of NPR's "The World"
"A sweet, imaginative story that arose from something writers, budding writers and even educators can relate to: writer's block. Murphy's whimsically crafted story truly deepens my belief that when handed lemons, one must make lemonade!"
--Emily Chetkowski, author of Mabel Takes the Ferry; Pumpkin Smile; etc.
CATEGORY: Fiction, Middle Grade
TRIM: 5.25 x 7.75
PRICE: $10.95 / Paperback Original
Pub Date: October 2009
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