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Santa and Pete: A Novel of Christmas Present and Past

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    A Wonderful Christmas Book!

    Finally, a book that tells the true story of Santa! Jolly Old St. Nick was a real life person, as authors Moore and Johnson, realize early on in this fabulously well-told tale about St. Nick and his long-forgotten partner, Pete the Moor. My only regret is that the childish title may cause serious minded folks to bypass this finely crafted tale. Santa & Pete properly reveals the way America's oldest Christmas tradition began in New Amsterdam -- now known as New York City. With fantasy and fun very much intact, the book makes every adult and child feel apart of Christmas. In times of racial polarization, this book is a standout in showing us the many ways we are all one family. I recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2000

    outstanding We all loved it

    It was very nice to see christmas in a different way other than just santa going to just bring children gifts. Their was a plot to what they were looking for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    Santa Claus for the New Millennium

    'Santa and Pete' was sent to me as a Christmas gift from Barnes and Noble from my very best friend. She thought that I, the world's greatest fan of Saint Nicholas, would enjoy this new little book about my old hero. She was so right! What a delightful time I had reading this book. This is a great story for anyone who believes in helping Santa, and Pete is just the dude to do it. I recommend this story to anyone who wants to learn about the real St. Nick. Telling it through the voice of an Afrian American, whose ancestors were slaves during the time Dutch settlers brought the original story to America, is absolutely thrilling and wonderful! That author Christopher Moore would grow up to love St. Nick (as he does obviously) is especially moving. I would thank the authors for the story and thank my dearest friend for this wonderful gift.

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