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Silver Spurs: Santa's Smallest, Brightest Elf Hardcover – August, 1978

ISBN-13: 978-0915614011 ISBN-10: 0915614014 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Knollwood Pub (August 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915614014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915614011
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read this book to my children every year.
Gayle
You only have one life to live make sure yours is full of wonderful memories to share.
Michele Parker
My son will grow up reading this book and I know he will love it as much as I do.
A. Boyd

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By RDWM on December 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Silver Spurs answers the question many kids have asked: Just how does Santa get into your house if you have NO chimney! I've had this book for twenty years - and have given two as gifts (not recently!). It's such a shame the book never received widespread publicity - because it's an engaging story with beautiful illustrations (very detailed, I might add). My children (now 24 & 18) have tender memories of Silver Spurs - and one of these days I hope to read it to grandchildren.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
One of my favorite Christmas memories when I was a kid was when, at Christmastime, my mom would pull out our copy of Silver Spurs and read to us. The story is perfect for inquisitive little ones who just don't understand how Santa can get into the house without a chimney. Spending most of my childhood in the Southwest, chimneys can be hard to come by. I can't wait until I am able to share this classic with my little ones, and am sad to read that it is now out of print. Thankfully my mom knows how special it is, so she had kept it all these years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Schilly on December 4, 2004
Format: Hardcover
My Grandpa wrote this book, and on a whim I thought I'd look it up and see if people were interested in it. I was suprised to see it was even listed on Amazon.com .

I used to sell these books door to door in the neighborhood for $5.00 a piece. They came with an iron-on Sivler Spurs and a 45 record.

My Grandpa died when I was about eight or nine, and I never realized that people loved this book. I hardly have any memories of my Grandpa because he lived out-of-state, but I'm glad to see that people enjoyed his story.

I remember as a child President Ronald Reagan mailed my Grandpa an autographed picture and a letter thanking him for writing the book. I was too young to remember but I assume he read it to his children.

Anyway, it's nice to see that people appreciate the book. I was happy to find it on Amazon.com.

Michelle Knigge/Schilly Gamonman@Hotmail.com
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paul R. Knigge on January 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I agree with other reviews... this is one of the most special books ever.... this story hit the AP wire in 1974 and was published a year later. Knigge had a float in the Gimbels Thankgiving parade celebrating the character. He donated thousands of copies to libraries. The illustrations are remarkable... the pages are wax coated and crayon proof.... the cover is fire retardant and tear resistant... These books look as good today as they did out of print. No yellowing or fading. My father, the author, would be so proud to know that 20 years after his passing, people would still be writing reviews, exchanging copies, and including it in their Christmas tradition. He most of all wanted this story to endure and indeed it has as long as even one of us continues to read it. Thanks - Paul Knigge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gayle on December 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I found this book on a bargain table about 1975. I read this book to my children every year. Silver Spurs visited our front porch and put a special surprise and a Santa Key in their shoes. Then I became a teacher of young children. Silver Spurs visited our classroom and left a surprise and a Santa key in every shoe. Now, I am a grandmother and the tradition has been carried on. I love this book and treasure what it has brought to the lives of not only my children and grandchildren but, the hundreds of children that I have taught and will continue to teach a little longer. I hope that the Knigge children and grandchildren know the joy this book has brought.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Davis on October 6, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my all time favorite books. This book has a very special place in my heart. Growing up in apartments and homes without fireplaces, I always wondered how the big guy got in. My grandmother was the town librarian, and she brought this magical book home to me one holiday time, and it was wonderful! From that year on, until I was probably in high school I took the book out at Christmas time, until sadly, it was removed from circulation at the library.

I have spent many years, looking for a copy of it. I am so pleased to see so many other folks that loved this book to!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Boyd on November 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book was my all time favorite book as a child, and still is to this day. My mother kept the book, but since I have a sister we wanted two so we could pass the tradition of reading this book around the holidays on to our children. I am so thankful that I was able to find another copy. My son will grow up reading this book and I know he will love it as much as I do. This book is a must for all children!

A. Boyd - Red Wing,Minnesota
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By Bruce Ann Sorensen on December 25, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my children about 30 years ago. It came with a 45rpm record. We loved reading it and listening to the song every Christmas! Now I read it to my grandchildren and they love it also! I could never figure out how it didn't become a Christmas classic or even made into a Chritmas video, it is such a great story. The only problem is, we don't have a way to play the record, so my grandkids don't know the song. Last night on Christmas eve, my granddaugher starting telling my son about the book and both he (33 years old) and his sister (35 years old) started sing the song at the same time! It was such GREAT memory!
Our book and record is still in perfect condition!
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