The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles

The Legend of Santa Claus

Book - 2010
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In this new holiday classic, Tim Slover crafts a marvelous, magical novel about how Santa Claus became the man he is today. After reading The Christmas Chronicles , you'll believe all over again in the magic of the season.
 
Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. But in Tim Slover's deeply charming and utterly thrilling new novel, that's the end rather than the beginning of the story. In this richly imagined tale of Santa's origins, the man in full finally emerges. The Christmas Chronicles is at once an action-packed adventure, an inspiring story of commitment and faith, and a moving love story.

It all starts in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen's guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas--and to court the delightful Anna, who enters his life on a sleigh driven by the reindeer Dasher and becomes his beloved wife.

Still, all is not snowfall and presents. Klaus will be shadowed by the envious Rolf Eckhof, who will stop at nothing to subvert him. But in the end, Santa's magic is at last unleashed, flying reindeer come to his aid, and an epic battle between good and evil is waged in the frosty Christmas skies.

By turns enchanting, hair-raising, and inspirational, The Christmas Chronicles is a beguiling tale destined to become a holiday favorite for the ages.
 
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780553808100
Branch Call Number: SLOVER
Characteristics: 162 p. ; 21 cm

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B00kL0ver
Dec 22, 2013

A nice Christmas read for the child in all of us.

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marhaag
Dec 17, 2013

Very much enjoyed this read- fun and sprinkled with great humor. When I was a kid, I read so many children's Christmas books and missed that feeling- this was right up my alley but wasn't a cheesy Hallmark book. Highly recommend it to those who could use a little Christmas fantasy and wonder in their lives.

JCLJaredH Dec 16, 2013

The true origins of Santa and the magical things that he can do are explained with cheerfulness and wonder. There is good and evil in this story, as well as joy and sorrow, scary sections and laugh-out-loud moments. It is not perfect, but it is an enjoyable, fast-paced ride. At the end, you many end up believing that Santa is out there waiting to spread a little magic and wonder.

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DeltaQueen50
Dec 06, 2012

If you need a slight kick-start to get into the magic of the season this whimsical short book would be a perfect way to do it, just add a glowing fire and a cup of steaming hot chocolate.

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