Kotzebue the Caribou learns a lesson about keeping the spirit of Christmas!

A Brand New Book!
A Brand New Book!


“Alaskan Night Before Christmas” is a fun story that’s beautifully illustrated by Alan F. Stacy. It’s the tale of Santa’s team of caribou, and one particularly vain and selfish animal at the head of the team. Find out what happens when Santa catches him acting up on Christmas Eve!

I’m headed back to Alaska on Thanksgiving Day and will be visiting the ReadAlaska Book Fair, Barnes & Noble, Title Wave Books, and lots of schools in Anchorage and North Pole during the days that follow. Click on “The Places I’m Headed!” to see where I’m reading in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and come on down… We’d love to see you at one of the upcoming events.

Here’s what our early “reviewers” had to say about this fun book with a valuable lesson:

Alaskan Night Before Christmas is sure to become another classic, gently reminding children and parents alike about keeping the spirit of Christmas year-round, not just when Santa’s watching. Speaking as a mother and an Alaskan, I highly recommend this book.

— Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

I love this story of the time my Kotzebue the Caribou landed on the “Naughty List”—but not for long! I’m so glad I gave Tricia and Alan those pads of paper, pencils, and art supplies so long ago. The dear children have put them to good use.

— Santa Claus
North Pole, Alaska

Alaskan Night Before Christmas is a delightful twist on Santa & his yearly Christmas journey! Tricia Brown and illustrator Alan F. Stacy take us along to the North Pole for this wintry ride, which is actually led by Alaskan caribou—each one named after a real Alaskan town or village. Along the way, they meet up with “Star” the reindeer—and all learn an important lesson about selfishness—a fun and educational story!

— Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo
Host, TV’s “Into the Wild”
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