In Kennett Square Pennsylvania, a Finnish Lapphund named Snowy lives with her seven brothers, their parents, their sister Brandi, a lovely rescue dog, and their human family. The young Lappies want to learn about their ancestors who herded reindeer in the Artic for thousands of years, as well as their grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles.
Several weeks before Christmas, Snowy, her brothers, and her parents learn that Santa may not be able to deliver gifts to the children around the world because all the reindeer except for Donner and Rudolph have disappeared into the Northern Lights. The Lappies are asked to help save Christmas. They are hesitant to leave their Pop-Pop Steve who is in a wheelchair after a fall. With his support, the Lappies set off on a great adventure to learn about themselves and the value of teamwork, as they try to save Christmas for the children. They also rely on the love and support from Brandi.
The young Lappies learn that their determination, love for each other, and their strong desire to ensure all children receive gifts on Christmas, enables them to seek the support of dogs and cats around the world. The story, as told by Snowy, examines the fear of failure and self-doubt that is universal. It then focuses on the ability to move forward towards achieving a goal despite the fear. The strong bonds of friendship that are formed and the deep and heartwarming messages of love, giving, and serving are powerful reminders for children and adults during the holiday season.
Publisher: Happy Lappy LLC
ISBN Print: 978-1-7353514-0-7
ISBN eBook: 978-1-7353514-1-4
Size: 8 x 8
Release Date: October 2020