Red Ranger Came Calling

Red Ranger Came Calling

by Berkeley Breathed
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Red Ranger Came Calling by Berkeley Breathed

Using glowing, hypnotic images and a funny, provocative text, the narrator relives his father's most amazing childhood Christmas. A moody young boy living with his aunt on an island, "Red" Breathed sees himself as the "Red Ranger from Mars", his hero from the movie serials, and cannot picture life without the gift of a Red Ranger bicycle. Red is far too "swanky a human being" to believe in Santa Claus, but nevertheless he pays a visit to the aged island hermit, Lord Sander Clos, rumored to be the legendary man himself, now living in lonely, joyless retirement. This meeting triggers an emotional response within the self-absorbed Red and leads to the most remarkable bicycle ever delivered on Christmas morning. This book represents Berkeley Breathed at the top of his form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316102490
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 277,269
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Berkeley Breathed is a cartoonist, novelist, director, and screenwriter, best known for the popular comic strip "Bloom County." He has written and/or illustrated many books for young readers, including Red Ranger Came Calling, The Last Basselope, Goodnight Opus, and A Wish for Wings That Worked.

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Red Ranger Came Calling 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We read this one every Christmas Eve (and throughout the year) to remind ourselves and the ones we love about the 'true' meaning of Christmas...the illustrations are superb!
bikegolfrtd More than 1 year ago
I have collected hundreds of Christmas books and this one is in the top 5 of all time. My grandsons love it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my children every Christmas, and it never fails to delight them. The Red Ranger's grumpiness and doubt at the beginning of the tale blossom into an understanding of the point of Christmas and belief in the goodness of the season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book for ten years now to my 5th and 6th graders right before Christmas. It is something I look forward to every year. This simple book conveys something lost to many children these days..."A True Belief In Something Good And Perfect!" Buy this great book! You will not regret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so great and yet...almost creepy. It makes you think 'Maybe he really IS real!!' And I completely think that the picture on the last page is what makes you come to this conclusion. Go out and buy this book now, it's sooo great!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hello, This book ' Red Ranger Came Calling'. I enjoyed it a lot. there's a true Santa Claus! IF you don't Belive read the book! the whole thing. It is a children's book. You have to read the whole thing to get the story straight. I Highly recommend this book!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first bought this book for my son at age 10 for Christmas and he loved it. My friends children came over and I read the book to them. They were hooked and wanted to know where I found the book and did I have anymore. The next Christmas I bought them all A Wish for Wings That Work and they wanted more. The author holds their attention with his wonderful stories, surprise endings and great humor. I recommond all his books. My son took all his Berkeley Breathed books with him when he got married last year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is just so wonderful I read it to the children in my class to teach them what Christmas is all about.