Yes, Virginia: There Is a Santa Clausby Chris Plehal, James Bernardin (Illustrator)
In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote the New York Sun to ask a simple question: Is there a Santa Claus? The editor's response was a stirring defense of hope, generosity, and the spirit of childhood. His essay has been reprinted countless times since, and the phrase "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" has become part of American Christmas/b>
In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote the New York Sun to ask a simple question: Is there a Santa Claus? The editor's response was a stirring defense of hope, generosity, and the spirit of childhood. His essay has been reprinted countless times since, and the phrase "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" has become part of American Christmas lore.
Based on these actual events, Yes, Virginia is the story of a little girl who taught a city to believe.
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- 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Chris Plehal is a writer who works in television, radio, and advertising. In 2009, he wrote and helped produce the Yes, Virginia animated special on CBS. When he's not traveling to strange countries, he lives in New York City with his wife, Tate. This is his first book.
James Bernardin is a versatile and prolific illustrator of many acclaimed books for children. He has illustrated Laura Numeroff's Would I Trade My Parents?, Eve Bunting's Too Many Monsters, and Candy Chand's The Twelve Prayers of Christmas. He has also created artwork for numerous book covers, including Mary Pope Osborne's Tales from the Odyssey series.
James lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington State with his wife, Lisa, and two sons, Wyeth and Bryson.
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This book is amazing! It really touches your heart when you read it! So if you are feeling down or gloomy this is the book to read! Its worth the payment so i reccomend it to everyone!
This book is sad, every time i read it i start crying, for those of you who do not believe read this book and you will change your mind
This is cute
Oh what an amazing book to read! When your child comes to you asking that glorious question, "Is Santa real?" this is the book to read with them! I absolutely LOVE this answer. I've been telling this to my son for years! He never really knew the commercial Santa Claus except what he sees on TV. But he always knew of his Spirit and the Spirit of Christmas, as well as the reason for the Season -- Celebrating the birth of Jesus. Well written. Beautiful art work. Based on a true story. And they included the actual "Letter to the Editor and response" from the New York "The Sun" from back in the 1800s.
I have read this book to my kids 3 times now, and once to each of their school classes. Everyone loves it~ I cry EVERY single time I read it! It is just what every Non-believer needs to hear! GREAT story, wonderful illustrations!