The Christmas That Almost Never Was
A beautifully illustrated, enchanting Christmas tale, filled with wonder, fantasy, and magical adventures.
Into the fabric of the story, set among the mountains of the North Pole, is woven the beauty and awesome power of nature, the importance of staying calm during a crisis, the critical need for positive thought and resolute action in meeting and overcoming difficulties. The values of friendship, teamwork, and community spirit, toward achieving a common goal, and the sheer joy attendant with succeeding, ring through the story’s beautifully crafted rhymes.
This tale of wonder begins a seemingly traditional holiday Christmas story; Santa Claus preparing his sleigh and reindeer for their flight together around the world on Christmas eve. But, a sudden crisis arises, making it almost certain that Santa will not be able to keep his Christmas Eve promise to children the world over, and bring them the gifts and toys of their dreams. The reindeer have come down with the flu, and cannot fly. The traditional story evolves. Can a group of joyful, comical young Polar bears, who are able to leap high into the air, come to Santa’s aid, help him, and save Christmas?
This whimsical story, decorated with superb artwork, promotes a child’s natural instinct toward awe, to dream, and to wonder. After all, we all need to have something in which, and someone in whom, to believe.