"While the hard working firefighters were out tending to a fire on Christmas Eve, Ol' Sergeant Nick worked tirely to provide them with lots of goodies upon their return. . .
. Illustrations are done by one of the South's leading illustrators of juvenile books. . . . The story is sweet." -Children's Literature Who needs eight flying reindeer when Santa has a shiny red fire truck? It's the Christmas Eve shift at Firehouse One, and all the firefighters are sitting down to bowls of hot chili when an old fireman stops by for a bite to eat. No sooner does the old man devour all the chili than the alarm sounds and the firemen hurry out to fight a blaze. They work through the night and return tired but prepared to ready their equipment for the next call. But surprises await them all back at the firehouse, including a geographically specific snow storm and gifts for everyone! Illustrated in James Rice's trademark style, this delightful addition to Pelican's beloved The Night Before Christmas Series honors firefighters across the country for their brave service.