CAN, JP, US)
Written by: Sheryl McFarlane
Illustrated by: Sheena Lott
Published by: Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Published on: October 3, 2012
Island Santa is a moving story of family, generosity, and geography. It is based on the true story of Kaare Norgaard, the real Island Santa. Using his ship, the Blue Fjord, he made it to the island homes of children bearing gifts for children.
In this story, a young boy is along for the boat ride, learning about his island neighbours and how to give from the heart. He also learns how hard it is to be separated from a loved one when they are ill and there is no relevant medical help nearby.
McFarlane's melodic text pairs beautifully with Lott's ocean-inspired palette. As an added bonus, the profits from this book benefit Jeneece Place in Victoria, BC, a home for families who are away from their own home for their child’s medical care.
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