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The Man in the Cinder Clouds

The Man in the Cinder Clouds

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by Rick Daley
     
 

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A young boy and his scientist father make an incredible discovery at the North Pole-an ancient book embedded deep within an ice core. Even more incredible is the story the book tells: the long-lost history of Santa Claus you never knew...and will never forget.

This origins-of-Santa story is a great holiday read for the whole family. Its mix of action, humor,

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A young boy and his scientist father make an incredible discovery at the North Pole-an ancient book embedded deep within an ice core. Even more incredible is the story the book tells: the long-lost history of Santa Claus you never knew...and will never forget.

This origins-of-Santa story is a great holiday read for the whole family. Its mix of action, humor, and Christmas spirit keeps younger readers turning the pages, but The Man in the Cinder Clouds is not just a kids' Christmas book.

This story-within-a-story reveals the origins of our most familiar Christmas traditions: from Christmas trees, stockings, and lumps of coal to jingle bells, the North Pole, and flying reindeer. Highly original and thoroughly entertaining, The Man in the Cinder Clouds will show you how Kris Kringle came to be known as Santa Claus. It wasn't easy.

Editorial Reviews

Laurel Montgomery
THE MAN IN THE CINDER CLOUDS is one of those middle grade books that the grown-ups get sucked into along with their kids. You think you bought if for your young reader but after you browse chapter one you just sort of... can't stop.
Sharon Weltner
Very creative! Easy and fun reading for all ages! Would make a great xmas movie!
Linda Ballard
what a great book. I enjoyed all of this story and you get so involved that you just can't lay the book down. I guess it just brought the kid in me out. This would make an excellent movie and would be especially great around the Christmas season.
Jo Ann Wohlgemuth
I have read and watched many santa claus stories and movies in my many years on earth, and by far this is the best christmas story I have ever heard. I agree...it needs to be a movie...
Debbie McClung
I love this book. When you get to the end you don't want to leave the characters. The story is very well written and my only complaint is that it is over too soon! I would love to see this as a Christmas movie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461091684
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/12/2011
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Rick Daley has been writing professionally for over 15 years. His experience includes marketing copy for print and web, press releases, business proposals, training and technical manuals, and whitepapers. His essays, ranging from family life during the holidays to his first skydiving experience, have been featured in The Columbus Dispatch.

An experienced public speaker with a background in music and theater, Rick has also authored and delivered numerous training seminars and workshops.

Rick lives in Lewis Center, Ohio with his wife and two sons (and a neurotic schnauzer).

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