Once upon a time a 35 foot tall Santa stood at the edge of town waving his mitten to all the good boys and girls as they left home or returned from out of town, smiling a hello or goodbye. He was a beloved landmark with his red suit and blue eyes. After 20 years of wishing safe travels to those that passed by, his bright red suit had faded, his beard had become chipped, and he had lost the twinkle in his eyes. Then one day… Santa disappeared.
Santa had been hauled off to a junkyard where he lay, face-down and forgotten. One day a local resident found Santa and decided to “Stand Santa Back Up.”
Santa’s Gift is the story of how a community came together to save a beloved landmark, restoring him back to his original jolly self and finding him a new home where he once again can wave safe travels to all that pass by.
SANTA’S GIFT is a book for the young and young at heart and is available at a pre-order discount. It will be released in the fall of 2017. It is a great story to share with your children or grandchildren and will include documentation of the restoration of Evansville, Indiana’s Santa statue. Do not delay – Order your copies TODAY!
A portion of the proceeds will go to support and sustain this historical landmark! Many thanks to Ron McKeethen for finding and saving Santa!
About the Author:
Angie has been an educator in early childhood and elementary education for the past 22 years. She is the author of a children's history book, Where the River Grins, used in Evansville, Indiana schools, and has published children's poetry in various publications. Angie has presented at a state level IAEYC Conference and is available for workshops and teacher trainings. Her presentation Castles, Cabins, and Barnyards: If you Build it...They will Learn is a hands-on approach to early childhood storytelling and role-play activities. Angie is a member of RiverTown Storytellers and is available for storytelling in your area. She is the creator of StoryChorus, an interactive form of storytelling where the kids and kids at heart become part of the story through rhythm, sounds, and voices. Contact Angie for more information about her unique storytelling style!
Angie is a member of 4C of Southern Indiana, IAEYC, SCBWI, RiverTown Storytellers and The Evansville Bicentennial Committee. Angie lives in Evansville, Indiana with her husband and four children. Her favorite beagle Gracie lives there too!