Santa's Twin

Santa's Twin


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Santa's Twin by Dean Koontz, Phil Parks

A contemporary Christmas classic for children of all ages — including those who pretend to have grown up!

Charlotte and Emily are determined to save Santa from his mischievous twin — Bob Claus — who has not only stolen Santa's sleigh and stuffed his toy bag full of mud pies, cat poop, and broccoli, but has also threatened to turn Donner, Blitzen, and the others into reindeer soup!

How the brave but foolhardy sisters fly to the North Pole and rescue Santa from his "deeply troubled" twin is an utterly charming and unforgettable story sure to add sparkle to your holiday season.

Read it aloud, preferably to someone you love to hear laugh!

This perennial yuletide favorite was written by bestselling novelist Dean Koontz in 1996 at the request of his fans and has been pleasing readers every holiday season since. Winner of an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition while he was just a senior in college, Koontz today is a world-famous author whose books have been published in thirty-eight different languages and have sold more than three hundred million copies.

Lavishly illustrated with spectacular paintings by Phil Parks, this thoroughly modern masterpiece breathes new life and warmth into the world's most beloved legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060572235
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/21/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 7 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. When he was a senior in college, he won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. Today he is a world-famous author whose novels have sold 225 million copies in thirty-eight languages. He has numerous New York Times adult best-sellers, including his most recent From The Corner Of His Eye. Dean Koontz is also the author of the children's book Santa's Twin. He lives in southern California.


Newport Beach, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1945

Place of Birth:

Everett, Pennsylvania


B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966

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Santa's Twin 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute Christmas poem along the lines of Twas the Night Before Christmas. The story is about Santa's evil twin stealing Christmas and trying to ruin it. Can two little girls rescue Santa before Christmas is lost? Is Santa's twin really evil or can he be cured of his nastiness?
The illustrations in Santa's Twin are fantastic! There is even a little game of finding the hidden snowman on every page. Dean Koontz does a very nice job straying from his usual genre, horror, and writing a truly charming Christmas tale for the whole family
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I found out that Dean Knootz released this book from Mr. Murder. Little did I know, my children would want me to read it to them every Christmas. It has become a tradition that I really love! If you have not read this book. Then you must buy it! Trust me, you will not regret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in the bookstore and couldn't stop laughing. Dean Koontz spins a wonderfully funny tale about Santa's evil twin brother named Bob. Two little sisters are the only ones who can stop him from ruining Christmas. The book describes the horrible presants the mean Mr Claus gives out (including toad snot and snail slime) and the mean things he does (like loading 10 pounds of popcorn in a microwave). Highly reccommended!
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Santa's evil twin has kidnapped Santa and taken over. He's bringing horrible things to put under the tree and doing terrible things to sully Santa's name and reputation. Emmy and Lottie are the only ones who can save Santa and Christmas. Written in poem form, this is one of the funniest reads for Christmas. I laughed so hard. I loved it. This is modern Christmas classic! Boys will enjoy it as well as girls and adults. I never expected something like this from Dean Koontz but it is worth picking up and re-reading each Christmas. It's fun!
StuShell More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Not only did it leave my children in fits of giggles, it even got a few good laughs from my husband and I. I had always thought of Dean Koontz as a strictly adult writer, but he has definately proved himself to be multi-talented. The story had some cartoonishly scary moments. Younger children might squirm a bit during these "scary" scenes, but if they are anything like my daughter, they will beg you not to stop. The illustrations are beautiful. Phil Parks is a very talented artist. The little surprise in every picture will keep the children busy long after the story has been read. If you have children I would say you need this book. Even if you don't have children, I would recommend this book.
psl_mom More than 1 year ago
I havent read this poem yet, but it just caught my eye on the Dean Koontz list. I just wanted to let people know that this story actually comes out of one of his other books Mr.Murder.
Marty Stillwater writes that poem for his 2 girls in Mr.Murder. Its kinda cool now that I know he published it... I want to read it lol.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was good because Mr.Koontz described something everyone fears on christmas---A lump of coal~!!!!!!