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Told there is no Santa by his older sister, the narrator recalls rushing off to consult with his Grandma who, he was sure, "would be straight with him." After roundly and immediately declaring the idea that Santa might not exist to be wholly and absolutely "ridiculous", she...
Told there is no Santa by his older sister, the narrator recalls rushing off to consult with his Grandma who, he was sure, "would be straight with him." After roundly and immediately declaring the idea that Santa might not exist to be wholly and absolutely "ridiculous", she challenges him to become one of Santa's helpers, and suggests he buy and deliver a gift to someone who really needs it. Thus he learns, as the adventure unfolds, the true meaning of Christmas and what Santa Claus is really all about.
Their adventure, in which a gift is found, a needy recipient located and the good deed accomplished by our hero and his Grandma, is brought to life by Bert Dodson's wonderful watercolors capturing all the charm and warmth that the story holds
This popular and for many now a traditional Christmas story exists on the internet and has no author that can be traced to date. However, not knowing who first told this tale does not lessen the message, which fully encompasses the spirit of Christmas and reassures us that we never have to stop believing in Santa Claus. In the spirit of this belief, we have chosen to contribute to a nationwide organization whose mission is that everyone who needs a warm coat can get one in his or her hometown, easily, free of charge. We will be giving 25% of the royalties earned from the sale of this book to One Warm Coat onewarmcoat.org. to support their work. We will also be organizing coat drives at various drop off locations and each person who donates a coat will be able to enter into a raffle for a copy of the book. The coats will be distributed to Operation Santa Clause and The Upper Valley Haven.
Posted November 16, 2012
I love this book!!! I ran across it last year and just had to buy it on the spot!! It tells the story of a boy who turns his doubts about Santa instilled by his older sister into a firm conviction of Santa's existence and of the boy's place on Santa's team. I wish that I could read this book to every student I ever taught. It is a wonderful tale of the spirit of giving and what even small kind gifts can do!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.