The houses on Candy Cane Lane have some of the most spectacular holiday decorations around, so when a winter storm hits and damages some of the festive lawn ornaments, the residents simply can't allow the broken figures to ruin their prized displays. Read more...
The houses on Candy Cane Lane have some of the most spectacular holiday decorations around, so when a winter storm hits and damages some of the festive lawn ornaments, the residents simply can't allow the broken figures to ruin their prized displays. Many end up in the trash, including a scuffed choirboy who is sure he'll never have a chance to bring holiday cheer to the lane again. That is, until a little girl in the only undecorated house on the block saves him and gives him a special spot on her lawn.
But when a misunderstanding the next morning sends the choirboy off to the dump, he'll have to team up with a plucky group of other discarded lawn ornaments to find his way back to the little girl and the one place everyone wants to be during the holiday season--home.
With classic holiday spirit and illustrations as merry and bright as any holiday display, Scott Santoro brings Candy Cane Lane to life for readers of all ages.
- ISBN-13: 9781481456616
- ISBN-10: 148145661X
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: September 2016
- Page Count: 48
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 11.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-26
- Reviewer: Staff
Inspired by the plastic choirboy that decorated Santoros childhood lawn at Christmas, this offbeat story opens on Candy Cane Lane, where dazzling Christmas displays adorn all the houses, except for one. In that small house, a girl whose father cant afford decorations is thrilled to discover a discarded choirboy after a storm, but her father accidentally returns it to the trash. In a wild chain of events, the choirboy befriends a plastic reindeer and Halloween ghost, arrives at a factory filled with rejected lawn ornaments (There was a Santa with a green coat, a camel with three humps, wise men without gifts, and a snowman who looked melted), and leads them back to Candy Cane Lane to brighten the girls yard and spirits. Santoros (Which Way to Witch School?) brassy digital cartoons have an appealing 1960s vibe, and his cast of playful misfits cements the idea that the holidays are for everyone. Ages 48. Agent: Scott Gould, RLR Associates. (Sept.)