The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas

The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas

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by Michael Keane, Michael Garland
     
 

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*Special edition perfect for military families!*

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 children's book The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas. Written in the iconic style of “The Night Before Christmas,”

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*Special edition perfect for military families!*

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 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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" meets NORAD, North American Aerospace Defense Command, tracking Santa's sleigh for his once-a-year mission. But this year, Santa goes missing from the radar. This calls for a rescue mission deployment, but does that delay gift distribution? Not with NORAD on the case! The rhyming text ("Our agency knows on a need-to-know basis/Who's been naughty and nice…/Whoa! They're classified cases") and Garland's trademark digital cartoon illustrations capture the command center and bring the jolly old man and his reindeer to life. Santa gives his consent to have the Special Ops teams (Delta Force, Navy Seals, and Army Rangers) and other military volunteers deliver the presents. To continue the fun, readers can check www.noradsanta.org each December as NORAD tracks Santa. Military families and Santa trackers will love this rendition.—Diane Olivo-Posner, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Santa and his reindeer get lost in a blizzard, but the U.S. military comes to the rescue in this ingenious parody of "The Night Before Christmas." The cleverly rhymed text uses the basic structure of the familiar poem and places it into a modern setting at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the military agency charged with monitoring all air traffic. When Santa's sleigh disappears from NORAD's radar, the supervising general notifies the commander-in-chief of the U.S., who scrambles fighter jets and Special Forces to assist in finding Santa, and then all the military's resources are deployed around the world to get the presents delivered. Military lingo is embedded in the text ("Now march away! Fly away! Sail away, all!"), and fighter jets, ships, jeeps and Special Ops forces in uniform all help Santa on his way. Digitally produced illustrations have a cinematic quality with a 3-D effect that makes the characters stand out, augmented by dramatic lighting and varied perspectives. Children with parents serving in the armed forces will be especially fond of this version of the beloved poem. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621573982
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
10/26/2015
Edition description:
Media tie-in
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

Meet the Author


Michael Keane is a professor at the University of Southern California and a Fellow of National Security Affairs at the Pacific Council on International Policy. In addition to his military work, Keane has appeared on The History Channel several times and he has also been on NPR, CNN, FOX News, and CNBC. He lives in California.

Michael Garland is an award-winning and best-selling illustrator whose books include, Miss Smith and the Haunted Library, Miss Smith Under the Ocean, Oh, What a Christmas!, and more. Garland has also illustrated for celebrity authors such as James Patterson, and his illustrations for Patterson’s SantaKid were the inspiration for Saks Fifths Avenue’s Christmas holiday window display in New York City. Garland frequently speaks at schools, literary conferences and festivals across America. He lives in New York City.

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The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story, not only adorable but shows the spirit of our military that is willing to go the "extra mile". Children and even adults loved it - especially the veterans. I read it out loud at Thanksgiving. The only problem I have is with the display itself. I have a nook color, the pages display horizontally (which is fine), bt the print is very small. When I enlarge the page to read the words better, I cannot turn the page until I take the page back down to normal size.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids, 11 and 7 loved this book. It's a sweet story that maintains tradition but infuses a bright, wonderful message of how the military ultimately saves Christmas. Both my kids adored the illustrations and the writing was rich and attention holding because everything rhymes! my kids were genuinely excited to see how this would end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago