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Dr. E. Dorinda Shelley’s Sweet Story About the Spirit of Christmas Earns High Praise from Foreword Clarion Book Review

“Santa’s Sleigh Train” receives a Clarion Rating of four stars for its heartwarming and spirited tale that young readers and the young at heart will definitely love.

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Experience the spirit of gift-giving with this heartwarming and sweet tale featuring everyone’s favorite Christmas characters.

The retired dermatologist turned children’s author, Dr. E. Dorinda Shelley, gathers everyone’s favorite Christmas characters for a delightful story and a sweet adventure. She weaves the story with beautiful illustrations done by the talented Eleanor A. Hutton. With detailed artwork that captures the essence of every scene that unfolds in the story, their tandem definitely brings a spirited tale that’s worth the read.

“Santa’s Sleigh-Train” begins when Rudolph the reindeer got sick with reindeer pox. Since it’s Christmas Eve, Santa has to deliver all the presents on time. But without Rudolph guiding the sleigh in order to deliver the presents, how will they manage to do it? Will the kids still get all their Christmas presents?

Foreword Clarion’s Kelly Thunstrom regards this sweet tale as “a delightful holiday story that almost any child can relate to.” She emphasizes how each page has just the right amount of text and how it’s written so that young readers can easily read along. She also praised her illustrator’s work for the book. According to her review, “each picture is incredibly detailed and has an old-time quality to it that gives it lasting appeal.”

Shelley’s wonderfully crafted story surely sparks the imagination of young readers. It especially gives kids a little glimpse on how their favorite Christmas characters work so hard for them to receive special gifts come Christmas morning. Thunstrom’s review surely emphasizes how this one-of-a-kind story is a great read. According to her, “both the young and young at heart will love this spirited tale.”

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Santa’s Sleigh-Train
Written by: Dr. E. Dorinda Shelley
Published by: PRGott Books
Published date: October 2, 2015
Paperback price: $12.67

About the Author
Dr. E. Dorinda Shelley is a retired dermatologist who now runs used book stores and art galleries in Grand Rapids, Ohio. This is her fourth children’s book. Illustrator Eleanor A. Hutton is a graduate of Maumee Valley Country Day School and The College of Wooster, Ohio. Ms. Hutton has previously illustrated five children’s books, authored one and co-authored another.

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