This new addition to Pelican’s Twelve Nights Before Christmas Series
answers the question, “What would Christmas Eve be like if Santa was a trucker?” The result is a humorous encounter at the Midway truck stop that is sure to please children and adults alike.
Santa stops his bright red Mack® truck to fill up on black coffee and diesel fuel . . . so he can deliver such presents as radar detectors, goose-feather vests, and coupons for chicken-fried steaks. He can’t stay long, though. He’s got a schedule to keep and “smokies” and snowflakes to avoid.
So, quick as a double-clutch, Santa’s back in his rig, haulin’ his load and yellin’, “Merry Christmas truck jockeys, see y’all down the road!”
About the Author
Author David R. Davis is an award-winning political cartoonist who lives in Mississippi, deep in the heart of redneck country, where truckers constantly fly by. He also is the author of Pelican’s tremendously popular Redneck Night Before Christmas, which has more than 40,000 copies in print in just its first two years.
About the Illustrator
James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced fifty-plus children’s books, among them an addition to The Night Before Christmas Series, Gullah Night Before Christmas. With more than a million and a half copies of his books in print, he ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books. Mr. Rice died at his home in Hico, Texas in May 2004.
TRUCKER’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
By David R. Davis
Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations