In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Her mother responds to say that no, she is not Santa. Because Santa is bigger than any one person -- we bring him out through kindness to one another and the power of imagination. This transformative tale spins a universal childhood experience into a story about love, giving, and the spirit of Christmas.
Martha Brockenbrough is the acclaimed author of two books for adults and 10 books for young readers, including Unpresidented; The Game of Love and Death
; Love, Santa
; The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy
; Devine Intervention
; and Cheerful Chick
. Martha teaches in the master's program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, their two daughters, and their wonderful old dog. Visit her online at marthabrockenbrough.com.
Lee White is an artist and teacher who loves watercolor, print making, and climbing trees. He spends his days splashing paint in his backyard studio, where there are absolutely no clocks allowed! He has illustrated more than fifteen books and shown in galleries across the country, from Los Angeles to New York. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and young son.