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The Secret of Santa's Songbird Paperback – Large Print, November 10, 2013
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D. S. Jackson was born the second daughter of a fisherman and raised on the Island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Hers was a childhood rich in the natural experiences of living close to the land and sea. These days the author lives with her family in a small town in North Carolina. This is her first published story for "kids from one to ninety two".
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Folks wishing to see more art related to the story can now do so from the book's website!
SantasSongbird.com and the links to related ACEOs and Amazon.com are up and running!
There is also a direct link to the author's new email for all related comments and questions.
(by Deb, Richard's wife)
I think this would make a terrific Disney animation. The story is definitely Disney quality! This is one of the best I've seen out this Christmas season and sure to be a family favorite for years to come!
Our songbird is Chipper the cardinal who, like Rudolph, lights up the night. Because he seems destined to sing at night as well, he like Jesus is rejected by those who know him and, in Chipper's case, exiled to the cold North.
As with many a hero, Chipper's journey has a purpose. He will discover treasures, but the most important one will be himself. He will love all children. God's spirit will inspire him, and his voice will be transformed by angels. Because angels are messengers, Chipper must be an angel too.
We are hardly surprised when Chipper encounters Santa Claus and joins him. Perched on Santa's hat, he discovers the sights and smells of being home for Christmas, even a birdseed cookie. How did Santa know? While Chipper sings, dreamers upstairs dream sweeter dreams; and Santa reveals the secret.
Their deliveries complete, all the images of Christmas come rushing back. The world drops away. As Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE adds to the ethos of Christmas according to Charles Dickens, Jackson's "The Secret of Santa's Songbird" enriches the Christmas Eve given to us by Moore, and makes us wonder what else St. Nick might have in store for children and children at heart.
J. Walker Williams
author of THE GREEN AND THE DYING
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