Home for Christmas
Written and illustrated by
G. P. Putnam's Sons
| "In May of
2010 my husband Joe and I traveled to Sweden to see where
Rollo, my runaway troll, might live. My favorite visit was to
Kiruna, the jumping off place to Sweden's Arctic North. Might
it be because it was there that I met my Moose family?
"I had left home without deciding whether Rollo would
join a reindeer family or a moose family. On a farm we
met five adult moose in the calf. As they ambled toward us, I
could see their long, familiar comic noses. But when they got
close, I was drawn to their intelligent eyes and majestic presence
with their long bridled northern fur coats, black cloven hosts and
elegant palmate antlers. It was spring, and the moose were as
affectionate as horses. I even managed to get a big kiss on
their velvety cushiony noses.
"Needless to say, I've fallen for these endearing
creatures and can hardly wait to get home so they would join Rollo
and my illustrations re-creating the elegant landscapes of the flora
and fauna we saw in Sweden."
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