“The plight of poor Albert, who was swept from his mother’s arms while at sea, is poignant and just right for a family ‘read’ . . . The ending is a new beginning, and the messages of love and caring will give everyone the true feeling of Christmas.”
“If you bought your child just one Christmas-theme book this season, The Red Wings of Christmas should be it.”
The Red Wings of Christmas is a holiday story that is sure to warm the hearts and inspire the imaginations of readers of all ages. Set mostly inside of Santa’s magical red sack, the action takes place in a land that most of us would call make-believe. However, for one orphaned boy named Albert, this place becomes very real.
Wandering the streets of nineteenth-century London on Christmas Eve, Albert seeks warmth and finds it in a red, velvety sack. When he crawls in to sleep, he expects to dream of happiness and love, but ends up discovering something quite different.
Young Albert enters the magical realm of Santa’s great red sack and is welcomed into this fantasy world by a host of happy toys, waiting to be given to grateful children on Christmas Day. However, Albert soon learns that he has not left the danger of the outside world behind. A diabolical toy, known only as No-Name, is determined to stop Christmas. He and the other “Garbles” are snatching the smiles of Albert’s new friends. It’s up to Albert, who is mistaken for a toy, to stop the ever more desperate war.
This story, with its balance of suspenseful action and lively humor, has been optioned by Disney for film rights. Wesley Eure’s imaginative writing and Ronald G. Paolillo’s full-color artistic renderings give each character a special breath of life as they cross the pages. The Red Wings of Christmas is sure to become a family holiday classic to be shared season after season.
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