It was a normal December day for eleven-year-old Yuka, who was out for a ride with her sled dogs. That is, until something red, white, and black fell out of the sky. Much to her surprise, that something turned out to be someone – Santa Claus! Sheepishly, Santa admitted he hadn’t been wearing a seatbelt and fell from his sled when it made a tight turn. The reindeer didn’t even notice.
But what is he going to do? It’s the day before Christmas, and Santa is lost and far from home. Without reindeer to get Santa back to the North Pole, Yuka knows there is only one solution. She puts her lead dog Kikitu in charge of getting Santa back in time to save Christmas. But the journey won’t be easy. In order to get to there, Kikitu and the other dogs must first avoid the clutches of Tatuk the polar bear, the dangers of thin ice, and a terrible storm. To succeed will take strength, skill, courage, and of course, a little Christmas magic from their very special passenger.
Kikitu Saves Christmas is a magical, exciting Christmas story that also offers the opportunity to learn about Inuit culture, animals of the North, and the secret life of a very special sled dog.