Author: Alan Salisbury
Published November 1st 2013 by Jabberwocky Books
In "The Legend of Ranger," Alan Salisbury's words and Roberta Baird's whimsical artwork create the magic of the Christmas season with the tale of a young reindeer named Ranger who has a big dream--to be part of the reindeer team that pulls Santa's big sleigh. Ranger searches all over Santaland for someone who can teach him the secret of flying, but everyone he asks, including the oldest and wisest elves, Mrs. Claus, and even his brother Rudolph, gives him the same advice: "The secret lies within." Determined to fulfill his dream, Ranger must figure out the secret for himself. An emergency trip to Krystalwite to help the sick reindeer at the North Pole offers Ranger the opportunity to play a part in saving Christmas and, along the way, learn what it is that lies within. "The Legend of Ranger" contains a heartening and inspirational message about the power of believing in yourself no matter what challenges lie ahead.
The Legend of Ranger is the story of Ranger, Rudolph's brother. He wants to fly and be part of the Santa's Christmas Team, but he doesn't know how to. He looks everywhere for the secret of flying but can't find it until his help is needed to save Christmas and he decides he is going to prove he's a good reindeer.
I loved Ranger, he was sweet and cute, worked hard and never gave up. He is an inspiration for anyone to never give up and believe in yourself! The illustrations were pretty (although I read it on my b&w kindle), the elves and reindeer looked so cute. It's a 50 pages book with chapter and a few pictures, great for kids who are starting to read chapter books, and also perfect to be read as a bed time story for Christmas!
Please consider The Legend of Ranger when buying presents for the little ones. The author, Alan Salisbury, has partnered up with The Antonia J. Giallourakis Endowed Fund in Art Therapy for Children with Cancer and is donating all proceeds to this charity.