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Absolutely the best Santa book ever published!
on December 22, 1998
Alden starts his book beautifully by telling, with superb imagination, the origin stories of the main characters in the book - Santa, Mrs Santa, the Elves, the creatures of the North Pole and of course the Reindeer. The author explains the mistique of Yuletide with the view of entertaining the child listener and adult reader. The questions that need answering are all handled in exquisite detail.
The illustrations are as entertaining as the wit, in the many stories that Alden must have concockted oops... researched, in his numerous trips to the North Pole and personal interviews with the "Big Fellow himself".
IT (Information technology)buffs will love the scientific explanations of; the flight of the reindeer, how a sleigh is loaded, what happens to non-believers, the Elvish language and their antics, coming down the chimney and most important, the marvels of Santa's toy workshop.
The book is devilishly clever and a must for any parent, teacher or child.