Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a different life — one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. One day, when the opportunity arises, Dasher seizes her destiny and takes off in pursuit of the life she wants to live. It’s not long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh — a man named Santa. And soon, with the help of a powerful Christmas wish, nothing will be the same.
Such an adorable book about the reason Santa's sleigh was eventually pulled by 8 reindeer.
Dasher and her family were part of a circus. She didn't hate it because she was with her family but she longed for something more. It was hot and the crowds were always vying to get glimpse of the reindeer family. Mama told the reindeer stories of a land under the North Star that was always blanketed by snow and the air was crisp and cold. One night Dasher got the opportunity to get out eventually running into a man in a red suit with a sleigh hooked up to a very, tired and old horse. Santa asked Dasher to help out and the rest as they say is history.
This is the perfect book to add to your Christmas book collection. Your children will love it and you will love the story of family staying together.
I love how the book focuses on family while mentioning the conditions animals are sometimes kept when held in captivity and how they long to be free.
The illustrations are a wonderful addition to a sweet story.
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