SantaKidby James Patterson, Michael Garland (Illustrator)
When Warrie Ransom, the Big Boss of the Exmas Express Company, decides to buy Christmas and rename it Exmas, Santa Claus, Momma Claus, and their daugher Chrissie can't believe their eyes. Everything at the North Pole seems to change overnightthe elves stop making kids' favorite toys, the Christmas doves won't fly or sing, and no one seems to laugh anymore. It
When Warrie Ransom, the Big Boss of the Exmas Express Company, decides to buy Christmas and rename it Exmas, Santa Claus, Momma Claus, and their daugher Chrissie can't believe their eyes. Everything at the North Pole seems to change overnightthe elves stop making kids' favorite toys, the Christmas doves won't fly or sing, and no one seems to laugh anymore. It looks like Christmas is going to be ruined. But then Chrissie remembers something she had learned from her dad: you must believe in something bigger than yourself. With a little help from her dad's helpers, Chrissieas santaKiddelivers presents to children on Christmas eve, sending Warrie Ransom back to where he came from! After all, when you believe in something, magic can happen.
Kathie M. Josephs
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.25(w) x 12.32(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
- Palm Beach, Florida
- Date of Birth:
- March 22, 1947
- Place of Birth:
- Newburgh, New York
- B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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This is such a great book, amazing illustrations and a lot of fun to read. Just like James Patterson captures adults with his stories, this has captured my daughter. She looks forward to reading it every Christmas. This along with Are You Grumpy Santa? is a great addition to any Christmas collection!
Coming from Mr. Patterson, it was not what I expected. However, I liked the story, and our granddaughters enjoyed it tremendously. Will definitly keep the book and share it with our other grandchildren and, hopefully, our great-grandchildren.
I read the Synopsis and it sounded great, reminds me a little of
"How the Grinch stole Christmas" but its great
Every year i buy my girls (ages 9,7,3) a new christmas story to add to our collection to read on christmas eve. I bought this one and they just loved it! Its a cute totally modern story of how one litle girl saved christam from the big bad marketing men!!! It's funny and the pictures are good too!
I thought this was a cute story, even if it did go against 'traditional' views of Santa Claus. Santa isn't fat in this story (until Christmas), he has a daughter named Chrissy, and businesses come in to take over the operation. Still, the story was cute with your standard moral and 'save the day' experiences.
Another classic to read to your children at Christmas. This book shows the true meaning of Christmas by using a fun story about Santa and his daughter and what happens when you believe in something more than yourself.
James Patterson has fulfilled my needs in Alex Cross, Lindsay Boxer, and the numerous single novels. He has proved diversity in his two love stories. Now he comes with the most incredible illistrated book I have ever read. I bought this and I am a thirteen year old fanatic for my family this Christmas to read under the tree. I have started a new family tradition; thanks James!