'Sarah and the Red Scarf' is Released

It's easy to get lost in the craze of the consumer-driven holiday season and lose track of the true focus of Christmas. Albert Repicci reminds parents of the magic behind the Christmas story with his new children's book, "Sarah and the Red Scarf."

The book follows Sarah, a young girl living near Bethlehem, as she struggles with growing pains that any adolescent can understand. Crushed by her unfair exclusion from the town pageant, Sarah is searching for her lost lamb when she encounters three weary travelers seeking help on their extraordinary journey. Eager to help, Sarah inadvertently offers the travelers the first Christmas gift - a lantern to guide them through the night.

Through the story of this selfless yet flawed young girl, Repicci aims to start family conversation about the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of virtues such as reconciliation, compassion, humility and determination.

"Sarah's story is meant to reinforce the virtues and demons we all experience, but set against the familiar and redemptive setting of Christmas," Repicci said.

For more information, visit XLibris.

"Sarah and the Red Scarf"
By Albert Repicci
ISBN: 978-1469195476
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book formats

About the author
Albert Repicci was born in Batavia, NY and is currently in private practice as an orthodontist in Greenwich, Conn. Repicci completed his orthodontic studies at Columbia University and undertook short-term mission projects on over 25 foreign projects in the mountains, remote villages, and jungles of 13 countries in Asia, South and Central America, and Africa.

His work in Cambodia as a clinician and founder of the "Stop the Tears Foundation," led to an assignment as a special correspondent to the Greenwich Times covering the Khmer Rouge genocide trial of Comrade Duch, the perpetrator of the killing fields. Repicci's other publications include Nantucket Musings, a book of photography and verse, "Bringing Satch Home," a baseball memoir, and the two-act play, "Honor Bound." Repicci has served as an Op-Ed contributor to the Greenwich Times, as well as being involved in the theater as an associate producer on several New York stage productions.

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