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Dr. McCaleb Interviews Award Winning Author William Joyce

Dr. McCaleb Interviews Award Winning Author William Joyce

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

William Joyce, author, illustrator, and filmmaker, was in town for the community luncheon held September 27th at The Hunter Welcome Center on ACU’s campus. He has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books, including Santa Calls . His works have received high recognition, including Academy and Emmy awards. Several of the sculptures in downtown Abilene are based on his books. {{more}} A little about his book; Santa Calls, it is about Art Atchinson Aimesworth a very singular boy. Orphaned at an early age by a gang of desperados, he had applied himself wholeheartedly to the making of inventions, the quest for adventure, and the fighting and smashing of crime. He lived in Abilene, Texas, with his aunt and uncle, who ran a Wild West Show and Animal Phantasmagoria. He had a best friend, Spaulding Littlefeets, a young Comanche brave. He also had a little sister named Esther. If Art had one weakness, it was sweets and candy of any sort. If he had one flaw, it was that he was often mean to his sister Esther. But that was all before the amazing Christmas of 1908. Before the Extraordinary Adventure. Before the mysterious box arrived and changed young Art forever.

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