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"A sweet, powerful Christmas story." -- Kirkus Reviews

  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 40 pages
  • 11x8.5 inches (horizontal)
  • ISBN: 9780999843000


2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner: Children's Book (ages 4-7)

2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner: The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's)

A Christmas story you can enjoy all year long! A rhyming story that shows us how love is a beautiful gift and a powerful force, even when our loved ones are far away--told by Santa's best dog!

​Lance rides along with his best friend Santa each Christmas Eve, but one year he falls from the sleigh. He's taken in by the animal shelter and then brought home by a military family who needs some help as Dad is called to serve his country. When Christmas Eve comes around the next year, what's a dog to do? Will Lance return to the North Pole with Santa or stay with his new family?
This sweet and imaginative picture book, written in verse with delightful illustrations, will tug at your heartstrings and have you rooting for Lance as he tries to decide where his heart truly lies.
SANTA'S DOG is the first of a series of books featuring one of Santa's dogs tackling issues that children may encounter--but told from the dog's perspective. Award-winning author JoAnn Sky lovingly demonstrates the deep bond between canines and their humans. After all, sometimes the best gifts choose YOU!

Perfect for ages: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up.


$16.95 Regular Price
$15.95Sale Price
  • JoAnn Sky is an award-winning author and two-time Golden Heart® finalist who writes children’s stories as well as young adult and adult contemporary romance. She’s combined her love of books and dogs and her respect for the military in SANTA’S DOG. She hopes you enjoy reading it as much as she has enjoyed creating it. Originally from the Midwest, JoAnn currently lives in northern Nevada with her family and two crazy rescue dogs.

  • Ed Koehler is an illustrator specializing in fun, lively art for children's books and other products. His work has been published around the world and has received numerous awards. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the St. Louis Artists Guild.

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