All American Licensing & Management Group (AALMG) announced the signing of The Christmas Wish, by Lori Evert and photographer Per Breiehagen and published by Random House. Already an instant classic, The Christmas Wish is a New York Times Bestseller.
AALMG plans to develop a comprehensive line of seasonal products from gifts, novelties, figurines, ornaments and candy to linens, apparel and outdoor items. Additionally, the parties plan to simultaneously work on licensing plans for the next editions of the franchise, The Tiny Wish and The Reindeer’s Wish.
In the tradition of The Snowman, Narnia and The Polar Express, this magical Nordic tale is filled with extraordinary photographs that will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. Currently, the book is being readied for a live action theatrical release in 2015.
The story takes place long ago and focuses on a brave little girl named Anja, who wishes to be one of Santa’s elves. She leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals’ help Anja make her way to Santa.
Michael Gottsegen, co-founding partner at AALMG, commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with Lori and Per; the Christmas Wish is one of those wonderfully magical classics that will be loved and savored year after year.”