Just in time for Christmas Eve, a reading of “A Coastal Christmas,” by Long Beach Peninsula author Lynette Rae McAdams (the book is illustrated by Astoria artist Sally Lackaff).

It’s a retelling of the traditional Night Before Christmas story. But in this Pacific Northwest version, Santa gets rescued by some fishermen and the US Coast Guard.

Graphic: the cover of the chapbook, A Coastal Christmas, by Lynette Rae McAdams, illustrated by Sally Lackaff.