Pants On Fire Press announced today that Marc Franco, Florida author of the newly released book The Kringle Chronicles: Catching Santa, will be presenting to students in Hillsborough County Florida schools on Monday, October 25th and Tuesday, October 26th, 2010.
His presentation to students touches on the power of one's imagination and how reading unleashes the creativity within us. The presentation is proving to be a hit with the students, teachers and media specialists. An engaging speaker, Franco demonstrates his passion for both writing and working with children.
Franco commented, "I am enriched when the students become active participants during my presentation. I know I'm striking a chord when I see anticipation and excitement in their eyes."
The following schools are scheduled:
Brooker Elementary, located in Brandon, Florida on Monday, October 25th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Maniscalco Elementary, located in Lutz, Florida on Tuesday, October 26th from 9:00 am to Noon.
Burns Middle, located in Brandon, Florida on Tuesday, October 26th from 1:35 pm to 3:30 pm.
On the evening of October 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Franco will be signing copies of his book at the Brandon Square Barnes and Noble located at 122 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon, FL 33511. Tel: (813) 685-5503.
As previously announced, Mr. Franco will be presenting to the students of Windermere Preparatory School in Windermere, Florida on Friday, October 22, 2010. This will be followed by a book signing event at the Barnes and Nobles at Fowler Grove in Winter Garden, Florida starting at 6:30 pm.
The Kringle Chronicles: Catching Santa - Book Summary:
Forget everything you’ve heard about Santa: it’s not true. Author Marc Franco rewrites Christmas lore as a trio of friends is plunged into a fantasy world of reindeer commandos, elf spies, walking snowmen...and a Santa more Commander in Chief than Jolly Old Elf.
The story takes a creative twist on the holidays, but still resonates with age-old messages of child-like faith, good vs. evil and the power of the season.
It is six days before Christmas and incredibly weird things are happening in 11-year-old Jakob’s Florida neighborhood. His best friends -- Logan, Shig, and Fleep -- are convinced their Christmas is in danger, and then live snowmen strangely appear and confirm the threat. Jakob dismisses the bizarre events as nothing more than an elaborate hoax concocted by the bully down the street. But when the bully turns into smoke, a magical and powerful stranger appears as the mastermind behind the mayhem. The stranger demands the unimaginable and impossible: that Jakob catch Santa...or else!
The Kringle Chronicles: Catching Santa
Written by Marc Franco
Pants On Fire Press
Publication Date: October 4, 2010
ISBN: 978-0982727157 $19.99
Ages 8 and up
About The Author
Marc Franco resides in sunny Central Florida with his wife and their three awesome middle grade children. His passions are the beach, surfing, swimming and any sport that involves the water. From his mother, he inherited an incredible love for soccer, Spanish food, and flamenco music. When he’s not writing, he enjoys traveling, reading and playing competitive soccer. Catching Santa is Marc Franco’s debut novel. Marc Franco can be reached via email at mf[.]marcfranco.com.