'Caliclaus and the Christmas Contraption' is Released

'Caliclaus and the Christmas Contraption' is Released

Valerie Hart's, author of "The New Tradition Cookbook" and "The Bounty of Central Florida," new book for children and adults incorporates four delightful Christmas stories with the title, "CaliClaus and the Christmas Contraption" (published by AuthorHouse).

Hart's entertaining story of a magical cat and her team of pedigree felines centers on the plight facing animals in overcrowded shelters. With her team of eight felines, Caliclaus rescues 200 cats and six dozen kittens from a local shelter. The contraption they have built from wooden planks and pieces of a wire fence is just big enough to hold all the cats as well as the food and supplies they have stockpiled. They round up eight neighborhood dogs and attach them with ropes. Then she taps the dogs with her magical claw and, with a different member of her team riding on each of the dogs, they fasten their helmets and, with her in the lead on a "borrowed" Harley motorcycle, the contraption rises in the air to fly gifts of love to deserving homes.

"The reader or listener (age 8 and older) will be enthralled with this cat that performs magic and can fly followed by a bunch of dogs pulling her contraption over the rooftops on Christmas Eve," she says. "Perhaps the children will convince their parents to visit a shelter in their area to adopt a homeless animal."

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