An essential part of the magic of Christmas, Santa would be lost without his trusty reindeers - Donner, Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen, Cupid, Dasher, Vixen, Comet and Rudolph. Carefully selected by Santa and his Sleigh Master from herds living in the frozen North, the chosen few are invited to the North Pole to undergo rigorous training. Here they are ...Read MoreAn essential part of the magic of Christmas, Santa would be lost without his trusty reindeers - Donner, Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen, Cupid, Dasher, Vixen, Comet and Rudolph. Carefully selected by Santa and his Sleigh Master from herds living in the frozen North, the chosen few are invited to the North Pole to undergo rigorous training. Here they are cared for by the stable elves and exercised and trained by the Sleigh Master in preparation for their ultimate task. Only once they have completed this intensive training and received their certificates are they considered for a place on the team (replacing a previous reindeer as they only work a maximum of two years before returning to their friends and family in the herd). "Santa's Reindeer" introduces us to each of these very individual reindeer and follows them from their selection from the herd, through their training, special diet, living quarters, and finally to their ultimate task - pulling Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. With special items, including a reindeer training manual and a qualified stable elf certificate to fill in, and facts and information about wild reindeer, this is a magical and touching story that brings to life the very essence of Christmas.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2007-10-22 From Comet to Blitzen, eight helpers get their due in Santa's Reindeer by Rod Green, illus. by Jon Lucas et al. This paper-over-board book features profiles of each reindeer (each year, a new team of reindeer is chosen and given the same name as the deer they replace) as well as the training that readies them for their big night. Full-bleed digital illustrations aim for realism and reinforce the nonfiction-style text. (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99 32p ages 4-10 ISBN 9781-4169-5070-7; Oct.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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