Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission

Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission


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Did you know that Santa Claus returns to the North Pole 1,756 times during Christmas Eve? Or that he averages about 75 million miles over the course of 31 hours? Back in 1000 AD his sleigh was originally made of bone and ivory, but now it's entirely constructed of graphite and stainless steel, even providing a durable swivel seat!

Indeed, there has never been anything quite like Flight of the Reindeer. Most, if not all writers, have approached the adored Santa Claus tale in a variety of ways, but none have tried to explore the reasons behind it. Robert Sullivan provides documentation from Santalogists, historians, zoologists, and Arctic explorers to confirm that flying reindeer are anything but a myth, and that Santa Claus does, in fact, make his trek around the globe each Christmas Eve. Glenn Wolff's insightful and profoundly detailed illustrations impeccably coincide with Sullivan's comprehensive research to provide a classic for children and their parents. A must-have for the holiday season!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620879849
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 11/06/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Robert Sullivan is a senior editor with Life magazine and has written on natural history, Santalogy and Arctic topics for a variety of magazines. Glenn Wolff's nature drawings appear regularly in The New York Times and have graced several books, including It's Raining Frogs and Fishes. J. Porter, who served as art director of Flight of the Reindeer, is the award-winning art director of Yankee magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Reindeer by the River: It Was a Wondrous Thing.

PART ONE: The Echo of Hooves: Searching for Yesteryear's Deer.

PART TWO: The North Pole Today: On the Roof of the World.

PART THREE: The Miracle of Reindeer Flight: Mysteries Explained, Science Revealed.

PART FOUR: Eight Tiny Reindeer (Plus One): Santa's Starting Team and His Helpers.

Afterword: Like Down on a Thistle, Evermore: Work That Never Ends.

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Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a true book on how reindeer actully fly and on santa
NewsieQ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written and illustrated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my daughter who was beginning to question the existence of Santa because of classmates telling her. ..HE IS NOT REAL!!!!!  To my delight she could not wait to bring the book to school to show her friends and PROVE TO THEM he was real.  She was 6 at the time.   I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK for anyone whose child is on that......I don't believe in Santa anymore place...... Or have friends telling them Santa isn't task
Guest More than 1 year ago
You will believe in flying reindeer and Santa after you've read this wonderful book. It's written as a research book and has historical and scientific documentation (photographs, expert commentary, etc.) to prove Santa exists, reindeer fly. I love it so much I've given it as a gift to others who also loved it. You'll learn where Santa came from and hear testimony of those who've met him or spoken to him. I'd give this book 10 stars if I could.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great Book fun for all great for kids. It makes you think you gota BELEAVE!