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The Christmas That Almost Never Was

ISBN: 9780999862407
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Stanley E. Wiklinski and Gary A. Lippincott
Trim: 9 x 12 inches
Published: 7/3/2018

A horrendous howling and devastating blizzard strikes Santaville in the blackness of early morning so severe that it blows away the doors to the stable where Santa shelters his reindeer. Exposed to the raging storm the reindeer come down with the flu and cannot fly. Santa years before came upon a group of young Polar bears who could leap high in the air. He finds them. With the help and encouragement of the villagers of Santaville and the reindeer the Polar bears fly saving Christmas and Santa keeps his promise to all good children everywhere on Christmas Eve bringing them the gifts of their dreams.

Stanley E. Wiklinski has an MFA from the Yale University School of Drama. Following graduation from Yale he acted on Broadway as well as for regional theater and television. He is as well a retired United States Navy Reserve Commander. He is married with four children and four grandchildren. The Christmas That Almost Never Was is his debut children's book.


"Stanley Wiklinski has created a beautiful whimsical holiday classic that sleigh rides right into your heart" -Henry Winkler