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Alaskan Night Before Christmas, The Night Before Christmas

A delightful twist on Santa and his yearly Christmas journey. . . ! All learn an important lesson about selfishness—a fun and educational story.”—Jack Hanna, director emeritus, Columbus Zoo, and TV host, Into the Wild

It’s Christmastime in Alaska, and Santa is preparing for another winter ride with his sackful of toys and his magical team of flying caribou. But one caribou named Kotz is tired of all the stories about Rudolph and reindeer pulling the sleigh. He alerts the press across the world, determined to get noticed by the media. However, when Santa stops for a rest at a zoo, Kotz meets Star, a reindeer who understands the true meaning of Christmas. With Santa’s help, Kotz learns that sharing is more important than earning fame.

“Brown knows Alaska, and that knowledge—and affection—comes through in each word.” —Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tricia Brown, Alan Stacy

Tricia Brown spent more than twenty years in Alaska writing for newspapers in Fairbanks and Anchorage. She served as editor in chief of Alaska magazine before entering book publishing. She has written seventeen books on Alaskan subjects, including Alaskan Night Before Christmas, and is the foremost editor of books on dog mushing. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing. She lives in Scappoose, Oregon.

Pelican Publishing