SAINT NICK AND THE SPACE NICKS
Written by Richard Chase Mears
Illustrated by Bill Westerfield
An Enchanting Book Children Love
Saint Nick and the Space Nicks is a rollicking, ‘Out of this World’ Christmas story for children of all ages. Richard Chase Mears’ snappy writing comes to life and springs off the page with Bill Westerfield’s whimsically detailed illustrations.
Together, Richard and Bill have created a wonderful new spin to the traditional Christmas story.
A Modern Day Classic!
St. Nick is delivering his toys on Christmas eve when a strange object pops from into sight! After it crash-lands St. Nick discovers Venick from Venus, a strange purple creature with long purple hair! Dressed exactly like St. Nick, Venick tells him that while delivering his own toys on Venus, he tripped on a star and traveled from near to afar, ending up lost here on Earth. Fearing he will not be able to complete his task, he asks our St. Nick for help. When St. Nick says yes, a whole new world of Christmas opens up to them.
Follow St. Nick and Venick as they travel through space and meet all the Space Nicks! It’s an adventure you won’t forget and reminds you whenever you’re lost, look to the sky, to the heavens above, there are billions of stars that sparkle with love!
REVIEWS FOR SAINT NICK AND THE SPACE NICKS
“Saint Nick and the Space Nicks is a light-hearted, rhyming Christmas story with terrific color illustrations, appropriate for pre-schoolers. In Mears’ active imagination, Christmas is everywhere in space – and each planet has its own Space Nick. This is a goofy story that kids will certainly enjoy, but the illustrations are the best part of the book. The colors are bright and the wide variety of space creatures – versions of Santas and reindeer – are so clever.”
– The Berkshire Eagle
“St. Nick goes intergalactical… a hypothetical collaboration between Clement Clark Moore, who wrote ‘The Night Before Christmas’, and the incomparable Dr. Suess.”
– Berkshire Record
FROM THE VAULT
Everything starts in my sketchbook. I spent a good 7 months filling its pages with drawing after drawing until I was satisfied with the character design of Venick and the other Space Nicks. Here’s a small selection of my original sketches.