The Christmas Coal Man
The Coal Man works hard all year, searching dark mines for the coal that Santa Claus drops into the stockings of naughty boys and girls. He’s saving up money to take himself, his mule, and his trusty canary to a sunny island.
This year, when the Coal Man makes his delivery to the North Pole, he gets a big surprise. Santa’s not using coal anymore! Will the Coal Man ever get his day in the sun? With a little Christmas magic, he just might.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
“Kulka’s vibrant artwork uses humor and lightly caricatured characterizations to enliven what’s initially a fairly gloomy setup—the miner’s faithful mule sports a pink hair bow and impossibly long eyelashes, while the man himself trades his miner’s hat for a Hawaiian shirt as he embraces semi-retirement.”—Publishers Weekly
“It’s hard to dig up a new angle on Santa’s cast of helpers, but the Coal Man is a nugget of originality.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Joe Kulka
Joe Kulka has written and illustrated My Crocodile Does Not Bite, Vacation's Over! Return of the Dinosaurs, and the award-winning book Wolf's Coming!. Joe lives in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.