The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles

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by Jeff Guinn
     
 

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752 pages of historical fact, legend, adventure, and good ol' Christmas fun!

Jeff Guinn's Christmas Chronicles have enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers, young and old. Now readers can enjoy all three novels in one elegant paperback volume. A superb holiday gift for anyone on your list, this book includes:

-The Autobiography of Santa

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752 pages of historical fact, legend, adventure, and good ol' Christmas fun!

Jeff Guinn's Christmas Chronicles have enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers, young and old. Now readers can enjoy all three novels in one elegant paperback volume. A superb holiday gift for anyone on your list, this book includes:

-The Autobiography of Santa Claus: In this enchanting holiday classic, St. Nicholas himself takes readers through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic. For anyone who has ever wondered...you're right to believe in him!

-How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas: In this delightful tale, the first lady of Christmas herself relates the story of how she and a very brave group of people once saved a treasured holiday from being lost forever.

-The Great Santa Search: Santa takes readers on a sleigh ride through the history of Christmas in America that lands smack-dab in 2006, as a reality television show threatens to destroy the true spirit of Christmas.

A joy for families to read together during the holidays, the Christmas Chronicles are the prefect way to bring Santa's special magic into your Yuletide festivities.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES (all three novels in one volume):

"This elegant paperback volume makes for a delightful holiday gift for just about anyone on your Christmas shopping list. Whether it’s reading through 17 centuries of Santa’s autobiography peppered with Christmas magic, discovering how Mrs. Claus and a group of people saved Christmas from being extinct or hopping onto a sleigh ride ‘through the history of Christmas in America’, reading the book will bring Santa’s infectious good cheer into your Yuletide festivities."
—Time Out

"All three books are excellent volumes and well worth sharing with your children. In fact, Guinn cleverly separates each book into 24 chapters, allowing parents who are so inclined to read them to their children one chapter at a time, beginning on December 1 and finishing on Christmas Eve. I dearly love these books."
—Evertime Realms

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS:

"A book that deserves classic status."
—The Dallas Morning News

"Delightful."
—Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Charming."
—The Kansas City Star

"The Autobiography of Santa Claus is a great tale with an intriguing premise. It is a heartwarming and fun Christmas read."
—Squeaky-Clean Reviews

"This Christmas tale combines solid historical fact with a fun, enchanting story that will make anyone a believer in Santa Claus. It's a great book for children who are questioning the existing of Santa Claus and teaches all readers, big and small, the real meaning of Christmas."
—The Examiner

THE GREAT SANTA SEARCH:

"Guinn's clever premise draws on the historical roots of the commercialization of Christmas, and his Santa, who narrates, is sanguine when faced with the prospect of facing off against street corner Santas."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"I've read the two earlier books by Mr. Guinn (THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS and HOW MRS. CLAUS SAVED CHRISTMAS), but I felt this one was the best. This was such a fun book to read. While the earlier books were based more on events in history, this one is set in the present. There were so many references to things common to us now - PlayStation 3, CD burners, MP3 players and iPods. Oprah and Randy, Paula and Simon from American Idol made guest appearances. It was fun to see Santa adapt to the 21st century!"
—Lynne's Little Corner of the World

HOW MRS. CLAUS SAVED CHRISTMAS:

"A humorous, well-written historical romp."
—Atlanta Women

"Rich in Christmas-y detail."
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Both educational and amusing."
—Library Journal

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585426690
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
1,242,195
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.30(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

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From the Publisher
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES (all three novels in one volume):

"This elegant paperback volume makes for a delightful holiday gift for just about anyone on your Christmas shopping list. Whether it’s reading through 17 centuries of Santa’s autobiography peppered with Christmas magic, discovering how Mrs. Claus and a group of people saved Christmas from being extinct or hopping onto a sleigh ride ‘through the history of Christmas in America’, reading the book will bring Santa’s infectious good cheer into your Yuletide festivities."
—Time Out

"All three books are excellent volumes and well worth sharing with your children. In fact, Guinn cleverly separates each book into 24 chapters, allowing parents who are so inclined to read them to their children one chapter at a time, beginning on December 1 and finishing on Christmas Eve. I dearly love these books."
—Evertime Realms

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS:

"A book that deserves classic status."
—The Dallas Morning News

"Delightful."
—Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Charming."
—The Kansas City Star

"The Autobiography of Santa Claus is a great tale with an intriguing premise. It is a heartwarming and fun Christmas read."
—Squeaky-Clean Reviews

"This Christmas tale combines solid historical fact with a fun, enchanting story that will make anyone a believer in Santa Claus. It's a great book for children who are questioning the existing of Santa Claus and teaches all readers, big and small, the real meaning of Christmas."
—The Examiner

THE GREAT SANTA SEARCH:

"Guinn's clever premise draws on the historical roots of the commercialization of Christmas, and his Santa, who narrates, is sanguine when faced with the prospect of facing off against street corner Santas."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"I've read the two earlier books by Mr. Guinn (THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS and HOW MRS. CLAUS SAVED CHRISTMAS), but I felt this one was the best. This was such a fun book to read. While the earlier books were based more on events in history, this one is set in the present. There were so many references to things common to us now - PlayStation 3, CD burners, MP3 players and iPods. Oprah and Randy, Paula and Simon from American Idol made guest appearances. It was fun to see Santa adapt to the 21st century!"
—Lynne's Little Corner of the World

HOW MRS. CLAUS SAVED CHRISTMAS:

"A humorous, well-written historical romp."
—Atlanta Women

"Rich in Christmas-y detail."
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Both educational and amusing."
—Library Journal

 

Meet the Author

Jeff Guinn is books editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is the author of eight books, including The Sixteenth Minute: Life in the Aftermath of Fame and Our Land Before We Die: The Proud Story of the Seminole Negro, which received the Texas Book Award.

Jeff Guinn is also the author of the bestselling Christmas Chronicles series, which includes The Autobiography of Santa Claus, How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas, and The Great Santa Search. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Christmas Chronicles 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
LeadElf More than 1 year ago
The Chronicles have been a must gift for the family's we bring our special 12 days of Christmas giving to.
mbabbosl More than 1 year ago
The magic of Christmas along with the reality of the Holy Day. High;y recommendced!
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