Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street


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ISBN-13: 9781492669869
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 22,767
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Valentine Davies (August 25, 1905 — July 23, 1961) was an American film and television writer, producer, and director. He wrote the story for the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street, which was given screen treatment by director George Seaton and received an Academy Award for Best Story. Davies also novelized the story, publishing a novella in conjunction with the film release.

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Miracle on 34th Street 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Macsbooks 6 months ago
One of my favorite Christmas movies is “Miracle on 34th Street” starring Natalie Wood. At the time that the movie was made, Valentine Davies also penned a short novella to accompany the film release. There have been several adaptations of the movie and book but no other book has been released by the Davies estate – until now. Miracle on 34th Street is a picture book for kids of all ages. The story is accurately re-told for the enjoyment of children. The writing, while simple, is not childishly over-handed and the prose flows brilliantly throughout the book. The illustrations by James Newman Gray are exquisite. Their detail and vivid colors are sure to capture the eye of many young readers. Most importantly, this new rendition fully captures the hope, magic and joy of the original movie. This is a must-have book for your holiday library collection.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This richly and beautifully illustrated storybook comes out at just the right time. It is a lovely re-telling of a classic Christmas story and will help little ones you know to anticipate the joys of the season. Re-discover or enjoy this classic about belief for the first time. My favorite quotes: This one for fun: "How can he know how to speak to everyone?...He must be Santa!" "Darling, that doesn't make him Santa Claus," Mother said. "I speak French, but that doesn't make me French toast!" This one as a classic: "Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to." Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Lovely. A beautiful story, different from the film, telling children the reality of Father Christmas. I liked this book which can be understood easily when read to a young child and later read by the child themselves. Beautiful and appropriate pictures decorate each page. I received think book from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my voluntary review.
Bellasgram1217 5 months ago
Miracle on 34th Street is my favorite Christmas Movie and this book did a great retelling of the story. The illustrations in the book were beautiful and colorful. Macy's needs a new Santa and it is up to Susan's Mother to find a new one. She happens upon a man and he fits the bill perfectly. Only thing is he thinks he is the real Kris Kringle aka Santa Claus. It goes on to trying to prove he is Santa. It is a great story of beliving and the spirit of Christmas. I highly recommend this book for your young ones for the Christmas Season. I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
LibrarianRyan 5 months ago
This is one of my favorite Christmas stories ever. And I have to give the translator credit because they did a good job translating movie to picture book. And while they did their job well, you just can’t beat the movie. The original movie of course, not any other editions. For this case, the movie is and will always be better.
Little_MissDQ 6 months ago
Miracle on 34th Street is one of my favorite Christmas movies and this book is a great new holiday tradition. I instantly fell in love with the story all over again.
finleyj 6 months ago
What the Book is About Susan and her mother don’t believe in Santa Clause. Afterall, he’s made up just like the tooth fairy, right? This is a re-telling of the classic story of Miracle on 34th Street. First Impressions The illustrations in this book are stunning and the Christmas themed borders on the pages are beautiful. The drawings are what initially excited me about this book. What I Liked I love the magic of the book. My children don’t know about Santa Claus or believe in him either. As a mom of children with Autism, I chose not to teach them about these characters at a young age or they would have thought I was lying to them. Raising kids with Autism makes things challenging. I love that Santa takes the time to teach Susan about pretend and how to use her imagination. If I’d had this book to read to my little ones when they were small enough to believe in Santa, I might have considered telling them about Santa under the guise of pretend. Another thing I really like is that Santa distinguishes that not all wishes should come true. For example, just because we think we should have a new bike, doesn’t mean that’s what is best for us right now. What I Didn’t Like I didn’t particularly enjoy the part where Santa was taken to court. The evidence for him being real was flimsy and superficial. I think the judicial process being used in this way is ridiculous and while I know this is a kids book, it just fell flat for me. Additionally, I felt like someone should have told them that the house was for them to explore. I don’t like the idea of teaching children that they can walk into a house they think is theirs and that it’ll turn out to be theirs and have no danger attached to it. Final Thoughts The book was fun. I think many young children would enjoy this book. I personally won’t read it again, but I hope that if you’re a fan of Miracle on 34th Street that you’ll really enjoy it. I was provided an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
PreppyBookQueen 6 months ago
Miracle On 34th Street has always been one of my favorite Christmas stories, and I couldn't wait to see how it was adapted for the first time into a children's picture book. This beautiful storybook perfectly brings the beloved story to life in it's vivid illustrations, classic story line, and it's emphasis on Christmas truly being about believing and the spirit of giving. I'm so thankful that this beloved story will now be able to touch this generation and future generations to come, and I can't recommend it enough. I'm sure this will become a household favorite every Christmas, just like the beloved movie has. This is definitely the perfect book to get kids or kids at heart into the holiday spirit. Final Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thanks so much to Sourcebooks and NetGalley for the opportunity to advance read this.