Written and illustrated by Matt Tavares
New York Times Bestseller
Indiebound National Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
Parents' Choice Award, Recommended
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Dasher is a brave little doe 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 in which her hooves tread in soft, cold snow under the glow of the North Star.
And 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 too long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh. And soon, with the help of a powerful wish, Christmas will never be the same.
"Exhilerating... Tavares excels at Christmas stories, and young readers are apt to inhale every word of this yarn. As an illustrator, Tavares is a master of dramatic light, emotion and mood, as well as deep vibrant color, whether he's depicting Dasher's family penned in at the circus or Santa's sleigh magically lifting up into the air. Dasher is sure to join the stacks of enduring Christmas favorites read by families year after year."
*Bookpage (starred review)
"Gorgeous illustrations make this one sure to fly off shelves..."
Dasher is magical. Kids are going to love
for decades to come."
"I think the story
of Dasher will grow to be as famous as the story of
Rudolph, with this magnificent picture book."
classically painted figures are lit by moonlight and
falling snow in this cozy antidote to holiday
"Brilliantly clever and masterfully
illustrated, Dasher is a magical
Christmas story kids won't soon forget."