Dr. Patty Whitworth, Jean Mehochko and Barb Hewitt, all of Hillsboro, are excited to once again kick off the holiday season with their newly released book, A Light for Luna. The book, written by Dr. Whitworth, is a precursor to Imagine Hillsboro’s upcoming A Storybook Christmas festival on Saturday, Dec. 4.
A Light for Luna tells the story of a young fawn, Luna, and her friend Rudy, son of the well-loved reindeer Rudolph. The whimsical, in verse, story is set at Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro.
Illustrator Jean Mehochko flawlessly captures the sanctuary and local readers will recognize many familiar landmarks depicted in the book’s pages.
This is the fourth book for Whitworth, Mehochko and book editor Hewitt. Each of the holiday stories is set in Hillsboro at Christmas time. The Mayor’s Magic depicts a foggy Christmas on Main Street. Sammy’s Secret takes readers to many historical sites in the city including Hillsboro High School, the Historic Courthouse, The Red Rooster, the Blackman-Evans House and the Harkey House. A Treemendous Tale highlights the Storybook Christmas festival and takes place on the Historic Courthouse Square.
“I spent a lot of time out at Bremer Sanctuary this year, finding the perfect backdrops for Luna and Rudy’s story,” said Mehochko. “I am excited for readers to see the sanctuary highlighted in this year’s book.”
A Light for Luna can be purchased at The Journal-News and The Dressing Room, both in Hillsboro. The book retails for $5 and there are even a few copies of a Treemendous Tale still available for purchase.
Proceeds from the book will benefit Imagine Hillsboro and Bremer Sanctuary.