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Young Claus - The Legend of the Boy Who Became Santa Hardcover – August 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 105 pages
  • Publisher: Cygnet Trumpeter Pub; First Edition edition (August 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964597667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964597662
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,632,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 2^-4. Sims' saga of the boy-who-would-be-Santa tells of a rebellious young orphan who sets out to discover his destiny and finds the gifts of sharing and love. Along the way he encounters a giant named Mountain, a group of lost elves, some enchanted creatures, and a magic sleigh bell. Originally crafting this as a tale for his own children, Sims intends it to be a family read-aloud, shared over several days. While some will find this fantasy overly sentimental and somewhat didactic, others (fans of Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince and Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, for example) will be charmed, which will make it a popular addition to the holiday shelf. Kay Weisman

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"Delightful! Charming, tender, sensitive --- the adjectives could go on and on... this story is a labor of love; this familiar legend will make a wonderful addition to many family holiday traditions." -- NAPRA

"Entertaining adventure reminiscent of Tolkien (The Hobbit) with original and well-defined characters, and fantasy landscape charmingly envisioned." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Young Claus serves to both entertain children and impart to them some very ideas about human nature and generosity. Parents will also enjoy the Claus saga, and make telling of his adventure part of their holiday tradition." -- Dr. Carl Anderson, Ph.D.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deborah L. Brehm on December 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Our family has enjoyed sharing this book with each other every Christmas for the past 10 years. We carefully pull our signed copy off the shelf 12 days before Christmas and read a chapter every night until Christmas arrives. The story is enchanting as it gently invokes themes such as selflessness, realizing the need and asking for forgiveness, the need to be loved and have someone or something to love, respect among all of God's creation, and sacrificial giving that renders true joy; bringing a wholly more authentic and heartwarming perception of Santa than the usual red suit and red nosed reindeer. Highly recommended!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Children of all ages will love this classic and original story. This is a good one!
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