(Minneapolis) – The holiday season is all about giving back, but how do you teach that concept to young children? The answer can be found in the new children’s book, “The Dragon in the Christmas Tree” by Twin Cities attorney and children’s book author Patrick Ledray.
The story begins with Sparky the dragon following two young children into their home on a cold winter day. Before anyone can see the dragon, it finds a hiding spot and falls asleep. It isn’t long, however, before Sparky wakes up, trapped inside.
Before the dragon can figure out what to do, the children discover the tiny creature. How they react is where the most important message in the book is captured.
On Friday, Dec. 7th between 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Ledray will share his story with lunch goers at the Black Forest Inn Restaurant, located at 1 East 26th Street in Minneapolis. He was invited to the restaurant that day because his book fits in so well with the restaurant’s theme for the day which is giving back.
Twenty percent of the day’s food sales will be donated to the Soo Visual Arts Center (SooVAC) in Minneapolis. SooVAC, founded in 2001, is a non-profit organization committed to exhibiting the work of exceptional artists and to creating opportunities that foster the understanding and creation of art.
“We are happy to have Patrick participating. He is a strong force in the local art scene and in children’s literature,” said Annelise Gould, manager of the Black Forest Inn.