Oh, What a Christmas!
By Michael Garland
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545242103, 40pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
Join Santa's wild ride in this soon-to-be Christmas classic!
When the harness to Santa's sleigh breaks mid-flight, Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer gang fly off into the night...leaving Santa and all of his presents stranded!
Who will guide Santa's sleigh and save Christmas now?
Luckily, Santa lands by a tiny barn filled with sleepy animals. With a twinkle in his eye, Santa sees a solution and wonders how well can cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and an old hound dog fly?
OH, WHAT A CHRISTMAS! is an upbeat and humorously sweet holiday story about Santa's soon-to-be-classic wild and crazy sleigh ride one special Christmas Eve.
Michael Garland has long career as an artist and illustrator, but his greatest success has been for writing and illustrating children's picture books. Garland’s latest book, Miss Smith and the Haunted Library made the New York Times Best Seller List. The first book in that series Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook won the California and Delaware State Reading Awards.
He has illustrated best selling books for celebrity authors like James Patterson and Gloria Estefan. Garland’s illustrations for Patterson’s SantaKid were the inspiration for Sak’s Fifth’s Avenue’s Christmas holiday window display in New York City. His work has won many honors and is frequently included in the Society of Illustrators and the Original Art of Children's book show as well annuals from Print, Graphis and Communications Arts magazines. Recently, Michael Garland was included on the list of the top one hundred Irish Americans by Irish American Magazine.