One student from Mrs. Wallace's second grade class will be chosen to tell a special Christmas story at the school assembly. When Redheaded Robbie's name is pulled from the hat, the class groans. Poor Robbie Whenever he is excited or nervous, his words come out all twisted and confused. How will he be able to tell his Christmas story at the assembly? Won't everyone laugh? With a little help from some friends, Robbie learns that it is not so much how a person speaks but what is said that matters the most.
Bill Luttrell is a practicing attorney and lives near West Chester, Pennsylvania. "Redheaded Robbie" is his first children's book and was initially inspired by his listening to a less-than-inspiring Christmas Eve sermon.
Luc Melanson has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University du Que bec a Montre al. For the past 12 years he has devoted himself exclusively to illustration, developing a style using acrylic and pastel that has won over book and magazine editors and corporations alike. Luc has received numerous awards and accolades for his work, and, in 2002, he won the Governor General's Literary Award for best Canadian picture book for Le Grand Voyage de Monsieur. Luc currently resides with his family in Laval (outside Montreal), Canada.