The Lighthouse Santa (Hardcover)

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By Sara Hoagland Hunter, Julia Miner (Illustrator)
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As a storm blasts Nantucket Island, Kate waits for the Lighthouse Santa to bring the present she has been wishing for all year. Brother Sam says Santa won't make it during the blizzard but Dad promises, "Nothing is impossible on Christmas Eve in a lighthouse. Lush illustrations of a dramatic island storm, a cozy Christmas Eve, and sparkling lighthouse views bring this holiday favorite to life.

Based on the Christmas flights of Edward Rowe Snow, hero to lighthouse children for almost fifty years, The Lighthouse Santa has all the elements of a true Christmas classic: light, love, wonder, and the power of one child's faith to shine through darkness. From the midst of the howling storm to her own soaring flight with the Lighthouse Santa, Kate must cling to her father's promise that "Nothing is impossible on Christmas Eve in a lighthouse."

About the Author

SARA HOAGLAND HUNTER is the author of ten books for children including her most recent, Every Turtle Counts, winner of a Ben Franklin Gold Award, a Moonbeam Children's Award, and a National Science Teachers Outstanding Science Trade Book Award. Her best-known work is multiple award-winner The Unbreakable Code, the inspiring story of the Navajo code talkers of World War II illustrated by Julia Miner. Ms. Hunter has written for Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, and Jim Henson Productions. Her songs for the animated television seriesThe Baby Looney Tunes air around the world. JULIA MINER, an architect and artist from Concord, MA, believes what a friend once said: "What you do for children counts twice." She has illustrated four picture books including The Unbreakable Code by Sara Hunter, which won several honors including the Smithsonian Book Award, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, and The Arizona Governor's Literacy Award. Sales from her landscape paintings benefit the Food Project, employing inner city and suburban youth to farm together, and, providing safe water to children around the globe. Julia enjoys sharing with students of all ages the process of making a book, a painting, or a place we inhabit. Visit her at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611680065
ISBN-10: 1611680069
Publisher: Flying Dog/Upne
Publication Date: September 13th, 2011
Pages: 36
Language: English