Dasher : How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever

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4.16 (1,378 ratings by Goodreads)
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Discover the magical story of Dasher, Santa's very first reindeer, in a Christmas gift-book to treasure year after year.

Dasher is a little doe with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a travelling circus, but she longs for a different life - one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. 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 long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh, a man named Santa. And soon, with the help of a powerful Christmas wish, nothing will be the same... Matt Tavares' beautifully illustrated and evocatively told story bristles with all the magic of the festive season.
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Product details

  • 9-11
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 272 x 242 x 5mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406393053
  • 9781406393057
  • 255

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lovely, touching story aided by gorgeous, expressive pictures * The Week Junior, Christmas Bookstore * Featured in 'Books guaranteed to delight your children this Christmas' in The Sunday Telegraph. * The Sunday Telegraph *
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About Matt Tavares

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Crossing Niagara, Henry Aaron's Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, Becoming Babe Ruth and Growing Up Pedro, as well as Zachary's Ball, Oliver's Game and Mudball. He is the illustrator of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Over the River and Through the Wood, Lady Liberty by Doreen Rappaport, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup and Jubilee! by Alicia Potter. Most recently he wrote and illustrated the modern Christmas tale Red and Lulu. Matt Tavares lives in Maine, USA. Find him online at matttavares.com and on Twitter as @tavaresbooks.
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Rating details

1,378 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 42% (576)
4 39% (531)
3 15% (213)
2 3% (37)
1 2% (21)
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