Freckles and her friends believe that Christmas is all about presents, that is until their families
decide to show them the true meaning of Christmas. Each family embarks on a magical Christmas journey, when they show their children that Christmas is about the love we have for each other. For the first time ever, meet the full family of Freckles the bunny (the star and lesson learner of the books), Donut the duckling (who loves circles), Norma the fawn (who is shy and can run quickly), Dreamy the chick (who loves to nap), Boots the kitten (who loves to groom) and Tiger the puppy (who loves to growl and pounce like a tiger). Characters are based on the author's real pets, with the same unique personalities.53 pages (35 illustrated pages plus 7-8 bonus: family trees, Christmas poem and 2 crafts).
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About the Author
Vickianne began writing again in 2012 after the quiet life and animals on an acreage inspired her and is now a proud member of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild. She had wanted to create a set of children's stories in memory of her rabbit Freckles and the desire to teach morals that are sometimes forgotten. She published her first book in the series entitled, "Freckles the Bunny Series" in 2012. Since that time, she has published 4 more books in the series and a companion book that shares information about the real animals from the stories. Vickianne is currently on her second series as well. "Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series," was published in January of 2014. She has won a Readers Favourite 5 Star Review Award for most of her stories.
Vickianne's children's books are based on her real pets with the same unique personalities. Many were unwanted, strays or rescues and each special in their own way. Every book in each series comes with "Fun Facts" and a "Behind the Story" at the back of every book. She is always more then happy to visit a school with Freckles III and put on a presentation/story hour for children.
Anastasia Drogaitseva grew up in a small town near Moscow, Russia. She has always loved animals, collecting pictures and small calendars of different kinds of animals. Her favorites are dolphins and red pandas. She started to draw at an early age and taught herself. Growing up, she had a series of drawings of a sad panda family and a family of crocodiles, that her grandmother still keeps somewhere. At 10 years of age, her mom bought her a kitten, a three-colored kitten named Ponka. She loved her very much and cared for her until Ponka passed away when Anastasia was 18. She is still greatly missed. Anastasia graduated from school in 2008 and finished her final year at the Moscow State Linguistic University in 2013. She now works as a freelance artist and illustrator and still tutors 2 students. She is planning to get a second, higher education in Arts, as she has always dreamed of becoming a cartoonist and creating her own movies. Anastasia now has less time to draw due to her full-time job and has moved on to some bigger projects. We wish you all the best!
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