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Candy Cane Lane

Illustrated by Scott Santoro

A group of misfit holiday decorations come vividly to life as they try to make their way home for the holidays in this enchanting and heartwarming picture book from Scott Santoro.

The houses on Candy Cane Lane have some of the most spectacular holiday decorations around, so when a winter storm hits and damages some of the festive lawn ornaments, the residents simply can’t allow the broken figures to ruin their prized displays. Many end up in the trash, including a scuffed choirboy who is sure he’ll never have a chance to bring holiday cheer to the lane again. That is, until a little girl in the only undecorated house on the block saves him and gives him a special spot on her lawn.

But when a misunderstanding the next morning sends the choirboy off to the dump, he’ll have to team up with a plucky group of other discarded lawn ornaments to find his way back to the little girl and the one place everyone wants to be during the holiday season—home.

With classic holiday spirit and illustrations as merry and bright as any holiday display, Scott Santoro brings Candy Cane Lane to life for readers of all ages.

Scott Santoro is the author and illustrator of Which Way to Witch School?, Farm-Fresh Cats, The Little Skyscraper, and Isaac the Ice Cream Truck. He has worked on many animated feature films including The Lion King, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Gnomeo and Juliet.

Scott Santoro is the author and illustrator of Which Way to Witch School?, Farm-Fresh Cats, The Little Skyscraper, and Isaac the Ice Cream Truck. He has worked on many animated feature films including The Lion King, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Gnomeo and Juliet.

"Like the book version of an animated television special."

– Kirkus Reviews, September 2016

"A quirky Christmas story"

– School Library Journal, October 2016

"Santoro’s...cast of playful misfits cements the idea that the holidays are for everyone." 

– Publisher's Weekly, September 26, 2016