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Allen Posted - 12/19/2016 : 11:13:53 AM

I really enjoyed this Christmas story by Dean Koontz. Story is illustrated by Phil Parks. I recall that the story actually started in the novel "Mr. Murder". The main character was making up a Christmas story for his children. There are secret hidden snowmen in drawings by Phil Parks.
The book was published back in 1996 by Harper Prism.
I am not sure if still in publication. I got story from library.

Santa's Twin cost 20 dollars in 1996.
HarperCollins Publishers
An imprint Harper paperbacks.

Edition description:
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
7 - 8 Years

Here is what inside cover.
"Someone has stolen Santa's bank card!"
Combining the tongue - and - cheek charm of the modern classic with the timeless magic of cherished holiday tradition, here is a new Christmas story guaranteed to delight children of all ages-including those who pretend to grow up.
At the request of his fans, best selling novelist Dean Koontz has created a contemporary masterpiece that is destined to take it's place alongside "The Night Before Christmas" and A Christmas Carol as a perennial Yuletide favorite.
Santa's Twin is a hilarious and heartwarming story of two little girls, Charlotte and Emily, who set out to save Santa from his mischievous twin -Bob Claus- who has not only stolen Santa's sleigh, but has stuffed his bag with mud pies, cat poop, and broccoli! Plus, he's threatening to turn Donner, Blitzen and the rest into reindeer soup! And look at the mess he's leaving under the tree!
How the brave but foolhardy sisters fly to the North Pole and rescue Santa from his "deeply troubled" twin is utterly charming and unforgettable story that will add sparkle to your holiday season.
The first major new Christmas story in decades, Santa's Twin is sure to bring joy that parents can share with their children. Lavishly illustrated with spectacular paintings by Phil Parks, this thoroughly modern masterpiece breathes new life and warmth into the world's most beloved legend
Read it aloud,preferably to someone whose laugh you love to hear.
And Merry Christmas!

Dean Koontz was born in Everest Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. While still in college, he won a prize competition sponsored by The Atlantic Monthly and sold his first short story in the same year. His novels are published in thirty-eight languages and have sold over 170 million copies world wide. He lives with his wife, Gerta, in southern California.

Phil Parks is a freelance illustrator who lives in Royal Oaks, Michigan with his wife Cynthia and their three children Jed, Amanda and Bethany. This is Phil's thirteenth book with Dean Koontz. And, while better known by collectors for his work on limited edition books, his other illustration projects have included works for magazines and private commissions.

Allen Klingelhoets

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