Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Review: The Autobiography of Santa Claus

Author:  Jeff Guinn

 Autobiography of Santa Claus
Summary:  From  This enchanting Christmas Chronicles classic combines solid historical fact with glorious legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. For anyone who has ever wondered ... you're right to believe in him!

In The Autobiography of Santa Claus, Santa reveals his story for the first time. Nicholas (his real name) was born in the Middle Eastern country of Lycia to wealthy parents who died when he was young. The kind people of Lycia taught him the lessons of goodness and generosity, which he began to practice as a child by sharing his wealth with those in need. As a young man, Nicholas realized that this generosity had bestowed upon him special abilities to distribute his presents to deserving children everywhere. And so it was that Santa broadened his gift-giving and spread his message to many others who also valued his belief in the goodness of giving.

Families will delight in each chapter of this Christmas classic - one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas! And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol' Saint Nick himself?

What I Liked:  Who doesn’t want to believe in Santa Claus?  I love how the story takes historical facts and modern story-telling to create this book.

What I Didn’t Like:  There really isn’t anything I didn’t like about this book.

Overall Thoughts:  I loved this story and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.  It’s so great!

Final Rating:  Gold Star

Recommended?:  Yes, if you like to believe in the magic of Christmas, enjoy Santa Claus, or are looking for a holiday classic, read this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This books sounds like it's right up my alley. I think my mom would like it too ... I just might need to get my Christmas shopping started early this year :)