The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas by Michael Keane
Illustrated by Michael Garland
Genre: Children’s Book – Christmas
Pages: 28 Hardcover
Date Published: October 22nd, 2012
Publisher: Regnery Kids
Every Christmas millions of kids and adults track Santa on the NORAD Santa Tracker. Now, author Michael Keane brings to life this fun tradition with his new children’s book The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas. Written in the iconic style of “The Night Before Christmas,” The Night Santa Got Lost begins on a blustery and treacherous Christmas Eve as Santa sets off to deliver toys to good little boys and girls everywhere. As always, NORAD is faithfully tracking him to make sure no harm comes his way. But when Santa disappears from their radar screen, NORAD’s skills and resources are put to the test as they scramble to find Santa and save Christmas. Entertaining and educational, The Night Santa Got Lost will delight parents and children alike while teaching kids about our military, team work, and the true spirit of Christmas.
It made my chuckle and it almost brought a tear, this is one fun and new Christmas book for Santa. Great for anyone, but perfect for the military family bringing home one more event of honor. Amusing imagery and fun thoughts that could bring quite delight to the kiddo interested in the special forces this and that. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it and look forward to seeing a final print.
*Thanks to Regnery Publishing for providing an ARC for review.*
Michael Keane is a Fellow of National Security at the Pacific Council on International Policy. He was embedded in Iraq with the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division, under the command of Gen. David Petraeus, and in Kabul, Afghanistan at the headquarters of the ISAF Commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Keane is a former Fellow of the US Department of Defense’s National Security Education Project. He has apeared on CNN, CNBC, FoxNews and the History Channel and has been profiled in BusinessWeek magazine. Keane is also the author of Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer and the Dictionary of Modern Strategy and Tactics. He earned his JD from the University of Texas School of law, an MBA from the University of Chicago and an BA from the University of Southern California. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
Award winning author and illustrator Michael Garland has been out on the New York Times Best Seller list four times! Micheal Garland’s greatest success has been for writing and illustrating children’s picture books. Garland’s Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook recently won the California and Delaware State Reading Awards. Michael Garland has illustrated for celebrity authors like James Patterson and Gloria Estefan. His illustrations for Patterson’s SantaKid were the inspiration for Sak’s Fifth Avenue’s Christmas holiday window display in New York City. Garland’s Christmas Magic has become a season classic and is currently being developed for a TV special.