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The Kringle Chronicles: Catching Santa, the Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award and first in a new series of juvenile novels by Florida author Marc Franco, stands out from the crowd of millions of new titles and certainly deserves to reach a wider audience. Foreign rights agents and publishers, particularly in China and India, should contact Pants On Fire Press.
In Franco’s book, eleven-year-
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The Kringle Chronicles: Catching Santa
Written by Marc Franco
Pants On Fire Press
Ages 8 and up
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