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Alsonso, the Christmas Pumpkin Alfonso, the Christmas Pumpkin, by Rachel Formaro and Tom Formaro, with beautiful illustrations by Michele Spremich is available to retailers through Ingram and to consumers through, Barnes & Noble, as well as local independent bookstores.

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More about the book:

We can all follow our dreams. Sometimes it just takes the help of our friends.

That's the theme of the new children’s book, Alfonso, the Christmas Pumpkin, written by Rachel and Tom Formaro, and illustrated Michele Spremich.

Alfonso wants to be a Christmas pumpkin, even though the other pumpkins at Ghost Town Pumpkin Patch make fun of him for having such a "goofy idea." With the help of Hector, a barn cat, and Marie, a tree rat, and many other friends he meets along the way, Alfonso goes on a journey to meet Santa Claus who can make his dream come true. But when Alfonso finally gets his big chance, he makes a choice that will change the way he thought everything would be. Through it all, he learns about true friendship, love, and believing in himself.

The story is beautifully illustrated with watercolors by Michele Spremich. Michele’s artistry captures the spirited adventures of Alfonso and his friends, the charm of the Coastside, and the magic of Christmas.

The story is a great read-aloud for all ages, but children ages 8 and up can read it on their own.

Alfonso, the Christmas Pumpkin
By Rachel Formaro and Tom Formaro, Illustrated by Michele Spremich
English; Full-color illustrations throughout; ISBN 978-0-9842593-0-4; $12.95
Soft-cover; Publication Date: October 2009
Review copies available by request

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