The Cross & The Water Tower is a Christmas story written by my friends and neighbors, Patrick and Mary Mangan. Their cousin Kevin Mooney illustrated the book.
From the official website:
Trouble is brewing when Mr. Herbert steps into the Christmas-loving town of Wauconda and demands the villagers remove their Christmas cross from the water tower. Join adventurous young Casey Wilkerson and the Water Tower Club as they plan a little Christmas surprise...The Cross & The Water Tower makes a great Christmas gift and you should all buy at least two copies immediately! Order here.
To the Mangans: I'm expecting something in return for my coveted endorsement. Maybe some chips and salsa.