Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.8 X 0.4 X 9.5 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781536201376

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About the Author

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Crossing Niagara, Henry Aaron's Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, Becoming Babe Ruth, and Growing Up Pedro, as well as Zachary's Ball, Oliver's Game, and Mudball. He is the illustrator of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Over the River and Through the Wood, Lady Liberty by Doreen Rappaport, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, and Jubilee! by Alicia Potter. Most recently he wrote and illustrated the modern Christmas tale Red and Lulu. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

Reviews

Tavares excels at Christmas stories (Red & Lulu, The Gingerbread Pirates), and young readers are apt to inhale every word of this yarn. As an illustrator, Tavares is a master of dramatic light, emotion and mood, as well as deep, vibrant color, whether he's depicting Dasher's family penned in at the circus or Santa's sleigh magically lifting up into the air. Dasher is sure to join the stacks of enduring Christmas favorites read by families year after year.
--BookPage (starred review)

Gorgeous illustrations make this one sure to fly off shelves "like the down of a thistle."
--Kirkus Reviews

Richly colored illustrations in watercolor, gouache, pencil, and pastel delineate the history of how Dasher volunteered to pull Santa's sleigh and help him bring joy to children on Christmas. Readers will enjoy this lush new holiday tale that focuses on Santa's original reindeer.
--Booklist Online

Happily for all, a bit of magic assists gift delivery, and Santa's gratitude leads to granted wishes and a reindeer reunion. Tavares's classically painted figures are lit by moonlight and falling snow in this cozy antidote to holiday hullabaloo.
--Publishers Weekly

Dasher's personality is clearly conveyed through her fervent wish for a better life, and her love of her family...and of carrots. Tavares's painterly watercolor, gouache, pencil, and pastel illustrations reflect the pleasantly nostalgic tone used throughout this Santa's-reindeer origin story.
--The Horn Book

Matt Tavares's Dasher is magical. Kids are going to love this story for decades to come.
--Colby Sharp, co-founder of Nerdy Book Club