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Dear Santa Claus Hardcover – September 13, 2005

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From the Publisher

A determined little girls puts Santa through his paces—and exchanges several removable messages—in this sweet Christmas story full of holiday surprises. Readers will be as excited as Holly to reach inside real envelopes and find her missives from Santa. Along with the removable letters, they’ll discover an advent calendar, a Santa Claus ornament, a Foldout Reindeer Guide (with answers to common questions, plus favorite reindeer jokes), and one last, special treasure that Holly finally dares to wish for.

About the Author

Alan Durant is the author of more than forty children's books, including DEAR TOOTH FAIRY. He has three young children and lives in Surrey, England.

Vanessa Cabban is the illustrator of DEAR TOOTH FAIRY by Alan Durant; DOWN IN THE WOODS AT SLEEPYTIME by Carole Lexa Schaefer; and BRINGING DOWN THE MOON and NO PLACE LIKE HOME, both by Jonathan Emmett. She lives in Northumberland, England.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Csm Ltf edition (September 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763628298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763628291
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.4 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,181,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers (Blood, Flesh and Bones). Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author.

He's married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mathew A. Shember VINE VOICE on January 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Holly and her brother meet Santa at the big store and when they get home; her mother helps her brother write his Christmas list. Holly decides to write a letter. To her surprise, she gets a reply from Santa.

They correspond and eventually she gets to go for a ride in the sleigh.

I would say more but I don't want to spoil it.

The artwork is good and what makes the book fun is the fact you get to open envelopes and read Santa's letters. The envelopes and letters use a heavy bond paper so they will stand up to general wear and tear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Schaffer on March 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great book to read at Christmas time!

We received it as a gift a few years ago and still love to read it every year. We started reading it when my son was just learning to read. He's 9 years old now and he still likes to read all of the little notes in the book. It's a fun book because you get to pull out the notes and feel like you're reading the actual letters. Much more interactive than a lot of children's books. Don't be surprised if your child wants to start writing daily notes to Santa!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kfk4s2b on March 30, 2013
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I love this book but I guess I neglected to look at the dimensions. It is just larger than an index card. A bit disappointing being that I ordered it expecting a bigger version like I saw belongs to another teacher in my building.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Meg on December 24, 2007
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My son has enjoyed this book for two years now. We like it so much that I bought it for every child we know. I wouldn't recommend it for under 4 though. There are a lot of cards and papers to keep together.
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By Darcie Koski on December 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My children absolutely love this book. Pulling out the letters from the attached envelopes is so clever. We couldn't live without this book during Christmas.
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