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Santa's Sugar Wins Silver and Five Star Awards from Reader's Favorite Awards 2013
Since its release in 2012, Santa's Sugar has won an additional 9 awards: Mom's Choice, Royal Dragonfly, Reader Views, Feathered Quill, KART Kids Book List, International Book Awards, National Indie Excellence, and 2 Purple Dragonfly Awards.
Santa's Sugar has universal themes that will appeal to children as well as to adults, supported by charming illustations by Michael Patch. Kindness, friendship, understanding, and a desire to fit in are never out-of-date. The reader can readily identify with the main character, Nugget, a little elf in Santa's workshop who cannot find his place and purpose. After being less than successful making toys and working in other departments, Nugget feels he is not a true elf.
Fortunately, Santa is in need of an elf to care for his beloved cat, Sugar, and after careful thought, chooses Nugget. All goes well until Christmas Eve when Nugget can't find Sugar. Luckily, Nugget discovers a friend who remembers his kindness. The story ends happily when Nugget learns that listening to his heart and doing the rignt thing are good ways to live.
Reviewers have commented:
"Santa’s Sugar is a delightful little book that would be perfect under any Christmas tree, yet teaches life-long lessons too."
"Michael Patch created awesomely wonderful illustrations on every page that makes the story come alive before your eyes."
"The ending has an interesting surprise and leaves readers with a wish for more Nugget stories!"
"Jane Gerencher has created a story to be passed down from generation to generation."
Jane Gerencher was an English teacher for 28 years with writing always being an interest and a creative outlet. She wrote a column for a newspaper in Bethlehem, PA, titled "Dear Teacher." Some of those columns and some essays written over the years are available on her website, http://www.writtenreflections.com.
Jane is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is an active member of the Apache Junctions Writers' Group. She continues to write in various genres and says she has other children's stories clamoring to climb out of her desk drawer. Her love of children and her experience with them as a teacher, CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children), parent, and grandparent are evident in the themes of her writing.
To learn more about Santa's Sugar and to access word searches, questions related to the text, pictures to download and color, and even verses to a song which can be sung to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," visit http://www.SantasSugar.com.
Jane Gerencher's award-winning picture book for children, Santa's Sugar, is available from her publisher, Inkwell Productions of Scottdale, AZ, www.inkwellproductions.com as well as online from www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and on eBay with options for a signed copy, an inscribed copy, and a signed, inscribed and wrapped copy.