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Santa Down Under

By Gayle Royal Errington - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781922850904

RRP: $24.95

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Gayle was born and brought up in New Zealand, she married in 1966 and had three children. The family moved to Australia in 1979. She now has six grown grandchildren. All her life she has celebrated a hot Christmas summer in Australia yet Christmas is often associated with cold and snow. For many years she wanted to write a book on Christmas in the sun. So that is how Santa Down Under came about.

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Santa Down Under

By Gayle Royal Errington - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781922850904

RRP: $24.95

On a snowy Christmas Eve

Santa leaves the cold of the North Pole to travel with his reindeer to the land down

under where the night becomes very hot.

Not used to the heat of the tropics, Santa’s reindeer become tired and need to rest.

Sonar the whale, along with some outback friends, arrive to assist Santa in delivering

Christmas presents to all the children in Australia and New Zealand.

This is the untold story of Santa’s Christmas adventure down under...

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old


“A rollicking good Christmas book for children all around the world to show that Christmas in some countries is not all about

building snowmen and celebrating in front of warm fires. A great book for all to enjoy!" Angus, Indie Book reviewer



Emma is a Brisbane-based illustrator, who grew up in the heart of rural NSW on her family's century old farm.  Currently, Emma is now following her passion for children’s book illustration, full time, whilst continuing to run her small business on the side. Emma continues to strive to create whimsical, colourful and fun works for kids and cares deeply about creating worlds, where children can explore interesting, challenging and entertaining topics that broaden their world and fosters their curiosity.


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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We are available everywhere great books are sold.

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