Sioux Falls author spins motivational new angle in the Santa story in juvenile fiction’s hardback edition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Author David Stoner announces the nationwide hardback release of his encouraging children’s book, “Dancer’s Story.”

In “Dancer’s Story,” on a particular early spring morning on Santa’s North Pole, a special reindeer, Dancer, is born. Sadly, his legs are very weak, and he cannot pull Santa’s sleigh to deliver presents. Elmer, one of Santa’s trusted veterinarian elves, doesn’t plan to give up hope though. Elmer works every day with Dancer to make his legs strong. When one of Santa’s reindeers becomes sick on Christmas Eve, Santa needs a replacement — fast! Will Dancer be up for the challenge? Find out in “Dancer’s Story.”

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Stoner is fondly known as Santa in his town, and he wrote this story after being inspired by a dear friend.

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