The Santa Thief

“The appealing illustrations glow with lamplight and provide many small details that ground this story in a Pennsylvania farmhouse in the 1920s, and Georgie’s dark eyebrows and freckles give him personality. VERDICT A pleasant, if slight, slice-of-life tale.”
School Library Journal

“A delightful take on the theme of a boy and his dog, full of detailed―and frequently funny―images and a valuable message about paying attention to the needs of your neighbors.”
Kirkus Reviews

All Georgie wants for Christmas is a new pair of ice skates. But times are tough in 1920s Pennsylvania, and he gets the disappointing news Santa might not come this year. Follow Georgie as he decides to take matters into his own hands—and discovers what Christmas is all about. The Santa Thief is a heartwarming tale of boyhood set in 1920s Pennsylvania for children ages 4–8.

Author: Alane Adams

Publication Date: November 2017

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2017 USA Best Book Awards Winner, Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction

“The appealing illustrations glow with lamplight and provide many small details that ground this story in a Pennsylvania farmhouse in the 1920s, and Georgie’s dark eyebrows and freckles give him personality. VERDICT A pleasant, if slight, slice-of-life tale.”
School Library Journal

“A delightful take on the theme of a boy and his dog, full of detailed―and frequently funny―images and a valuable message about paying attention to the needs of your neighbors.”
Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Alane Adams is a children’s author, professor, and literacy advocate. She is the author of the Legends of Orkney fantasy mythology series for tweens; she also writes Early American picture books for young children. Adams lives in Southern California.

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