Christmas Book
By Contributor Carolyn Bechard

Everyone knows I love Christmas. I am one of those people who fully believes in the ‘magic’ of the Holidays. So when the opportunity came up to review a new Christmas book I jumped at it!

“The Legend of Ranger, The Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly” by Alan Salisbury is the heartwarming story of Rudolph’s little brother. He wants desperately to be like his famous older brother and pull Santas sleigh, but there is one thing holding him back; Ranger can’t fly! As he searches for help from his friends he is continually given the same message; to look within and believe in himself. But it’s not until faced directly with his fears that he is able to fully grasp what that message means.

This book is a wonderful addition for your school aged child’s Christmas library. It is a chapter book, allowing you to read the story over several days and take the time to talk about what is happening and how Ranger is feeling. It also includes beautiful illustrations by Roberta Baird. Though I was sent only the book for review, is it meant to be a multimedia experience that comes with a CD and a plush reindeer toy. All funds raised from the sales of this book are going to a very noble cause; the Antonia J. Giallourakis Endowed Fund in Art Therapy for Children with Cancer at Mass General Hospital for Children.

The Legend of Ranger, the Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly will be available from the publisher (Jaberwocky Books) at The book and song will also be available from, as well as many independent and major booksellers, while the song and audio book will available on iTunes.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

Carolyn Bechard is a wife and stay at home mother to two young boys living in the Fraser Valley of Vancouver. In her free time she can be found sipping coffee, snapping pictures, traveling and writing over at