Alan Salisbury, Ph.D.

The Legend of Ranger

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In The Legend of Ranger, The Reindeer Who Couldn't Fly, Alan Salisbury’s words and Roberta Baird’s whimsical artwork create the magic of the Christmas season with the tale of a young reindeer named Ranger who has a big dream—to be part of the reindeer team that pulls Santa’s big sleigh. Ranger searches all over Santaland for someone who can teach him how to fly, but everyone he asks, including the oldest and wisest elves, Mrs. Claus, and even his brother Rudolph, gives him the same advice: “The answer lies within.” Determined to fulfill his dream, Ranger must figure out the secret for himself. An emergency trip to Krystalwite to help the sick reindeer at the North Pole offers Ranger the opportunity to play a part in saving Christmas and, along the way, learn what it is that lies within. The Legend of Ranger contains a heartening and inspirational message about the power of believing in yourself no matter what challenges lie ahead.

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The Legend of Ranger, along with a number of collateral Ranger products, is part of a family of "Creative Products Supporting Worthy Causes" from Opus One Studios, a socially conscious small design house that donates all of its profits to selected beneficiary causes.  For Ranger products, all profits are donated to the Antonia J. Giallourakis Endowed Fund in Art Therapy for Children with Cancer at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

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Sign up for the Opus One Studios Newsletter at left.  Approaching the holiday season, the newsletter will feature regular "Letters from Carlanna," the young elf daughter of one of Santaland's toymaker elves.  Carlanna and Ranger are best friends and she takes good care of him every day.  Carlanna's letters are addressed to children everywhere and are full of the latest happenings in Santaland as they get ready for the big day.  Children will love getting this "insider view," and parents will find them very kid-friendly and family safe.