Santa is Sick; Can Someone Else Save Christmas?

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Picture book to charm every good girl and boy as it reveals “Santa’s Secret” in upcoming California Library Association Book Exhibit

As Christmas time is fast approaching, children’s author Peggy T. Gordon fills the air with love, excitement, and jolly spirits as she surprises children of all ages with Santa’s Secret in a vibrantly illustrated picture book made available through Xlibris.

One Christmas Eve, Santa doesn’t feel well; and Christmas just won’t be the same if the presents don’t get delivered. Is there anyone who can step into his shoes? This is where Santa’s Secret steps in to save the day. What people don’t know is that Santa has an identical twin brother named Clive, who works with the Elves in Santa’s toy workshop. He plants a caramelnut tree in Santa’a workshop, which produces delicious berries. When Santa falls ill, Clive offers to put on Santa’s outfit and deliver the toys for his twin.

Delightfully enchanting, Santa’s Secret follows Clive’s steps as he is determined to deliver all the toys successfully without any mishaps. This book will be featured at this year’s California Library Association Book Exhibit in Sacramento, CA on November 12-15, 2010. For more information, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
As a child growing up during the Great Depression, Peggy T. Gordon had the good fortune to be blessed with an impish little Mother, who was full of fun and games. She made sure that her children didn’t realize how poor they were. The author believes that whatever talent she may have in writing children’s stories, is due to her mother’s influence during her own childhood. Ms. Gordon has been married to her best friend, Irvin Banks Gordon, for sixty-two years and together they have enjoyed raising seven children. She enjoys the challenge of creating rhyming couplet that make some sort of sense and a number of her stories reflect that. She hopes that children find the measure of pleasure in her stories as she does in creating them.

SANTA'S SECRET * by Peggy T. Gordon
Publication Date: July 31, 2009
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4415-5330-0
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4415-5331-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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