Monday, December 09 2013 23:54

25 Days of Xmas: The Legend of Ranger, The Reindeer Who Couldn't Fly

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You all know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and of course, Rudolph. But did you know that Rudolph has a brother... Santa's tenth reindeer? For 2013, there's a new book on the market that tells the tale of this mysterious 10th reindeer, and lands right here on The Rock Father as part of my 25 Days of Xmas. Recommended for kids ages 4-9, THE LEGEND OF RANGER, THE REINDEER WHO COULDN'T FLY features the writing of Alan B. Salisbury (retired Commanding General in the U.S. Army) with artwork by Roberta Baird. All profits from the sale of Ranger products will be donated to the Antonia Giallourakis Endowment for Art Therapy at the MassGeneral Children's Hospital Cancer Center, which makes this not only a great gift idea, but one that will do some good. Check out the full details below...

Legend-of-Ranger Book-Cover 500-300x300Synopsis: In The Legend of Ranger, the Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly, Alan Salisbury’s words and Roberta Baird’s whimsical artwork combine to create a magical new story for the Christmas season. This is the tale of a young reindeer named Ranger who has a big dream—to be part of the reindeer team that pulls Santa’s big sleigh. Ranger searches all over Santaland for someone who can help him learn the secret of flying. But everyone he asks, including the oldest and wisest elves, Mrs. Claus, and even his famous older brother Rudolph, gives him the same advice: “The secret lies within.” Determined to fulfill his dream, Ranger must find the secret for himself. An emergency trip to the far-off village of Krystalwite to help Santa’s sick reindeer  offers Ranger the opportunity to play a part in saving Christmas and, along the way, learn what the secret is. The Legend of Ranger contains a heartening and inspirational message about the power of believing in yourself, no matter what challenges lie ahead.

The Ranger book is available now from Amazon.com, or direct from Opus One Studios, where you can also find the Ranger plush toy, CD soundtrack, and more.

25 Days of Xmas is a yearly extension of my Holiday Coverage here on The Rock Father, which also includes my daily Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Cheer section, and the 2013 Master List of Great Gift Ideas. For 25 Days of Xmas, I give a rundown of 25 Pop Culture items that can help make your season bright.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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