Here’s the blurb: A young boy and his scientist father make an incredible discovery at the North Pole—an ancient book embedded deep within an ice core. Even more incredible is the story the book tells: the long-lost history of Santa Claus you never knew…and will never forget. This origins-of-Santa story is a great holiday read for the whole family. Its mix of action, humor, and Christmas spirit keeps younger readers turning the pages, but The Man in the Cinder Clouds is not just a kids’ Christmas book. This story-within-a-story reveals the origins of our most familiar Christmas traditions: from Christmas trees, stockings, and lumps of coal to jingle bells, the North Pole, and flying reindeer. Highly original and thoroughly entertaining, The Man in the Cinder Clouds will show you how Kris Kringle came to be known as Santa Claus. It wasn’t easy.
Unless you’re Scrooge, you’ll love The Man in the Cinder Clouds, no matter what your age or the season. Please read my review here. I give very few books 5 stars like I did Rick’s.
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If you ask him nicely, Rick can arrange to autograph your book, even the kindle version!
An experienced public speaker with a background in music and theater, Rick has also authored and delivered numerous training seminars and workshops. He lives in Lewis Center, Ohio with his wife and two sons (and a neurotic schnauzer). Here’s where you can find him to ask about that autograph.