Join us on a magical journey back in time with this story for children of all ages about the spirit of Christmas. The inspiration for this story came out of the Depression Era of the 1930’s, where we learned to be grateful for what we had, to appreciate time with family & friends, especially during the holidays. We hope that the Christmas Bug bites you too, so you can share it with your children and future generations, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart.
About the Author:
Born in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Frank hails from the East Coast of Canada and was inspired by the arts from an early age. He is a retired Grader Operator and WWII veteran, beloved by all who know him. Frank is a poet and storyteller, who has been sharing his story of “The Christmas Bug” for several generations with his family; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Frank can also be found online for his “Smile” video, where he was featured on “Good Morning America” (April 2020) and he shares how a smile can be contagious. Frank has lived a full life over 95 years, he was married to his sweetheart Irene for 74 years and has had many adventures throughout his life’s journey.
About the Illustrator:
Born Alana-Mae Davis in London, Ontario, Canada. She is the grand-daughter to Frank & Irene Davis and is known by her family as “Linnie”. Alana has always had a love for the arts, which includes singing in Concert Halls and performing on stage in live theatre. Inspired by a group of old colouring books, Alana decided to bring “The Christmas Bug” to life, as a gift for her grandfather. It has been a dream of hers for nearly 30 years to share her grandfather’s story with the world, so it can be enjoyed by families everywhere and future generations. Alana is the mother of 6 children, 1 grandchild and lives in London, Ontario, Canada.