Children’s Book Author Holds Southern Door Book Launch

Stay Toon’d Publishing is proud to announce the seventh work by former Door/Kewaunee county children’s book author/illustrator, Janet Tlachac-Toonen.

The Tale of Christmas Mountain is the fifth book in the “Sidney the Bear” series and seventh book Tlachac-Toonen has written/illustrated. As in her other works, it includes many of her familiar forest characters taking part in an adventure. Tlachac-Toonen began writing the story when she relocated to the rolling hills and rock ledge area of Wisconsin Dells two years ago.

In this story, Margie Owl has just returned from a magical trip where she’s discovered a mountain forest like none she’s ever seen. But, was it real or just a fantastic dream? After hearing her tale, pals Sidney and Simon decide they need to find the Christmas Mountain for themselves. The pair venture in search of the forest and all its wonder. In the end, they discover something much more important than the mountain itself. The story is ideal for ages 3 – 7.

The official launch of the book is at the Southern Door Holiday Arts and Craft Fair, Nov. 5 in Brussels. Tlachac-Toonen was a 1983 graduate of Southern Door High School and will be available to sign books from 9 am to 3 pm during the event. Her other books will also be available for purchase as well as her coloring book series, canvas prints and limited edition trading cards. For more information visit

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