Love, Santa (Hardcover)

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Love, Santa (Hardcover)


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The beautiful truth about Santa

In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Her mother responds to say that no, she is not Santa. Because Santa is bigger than any one person -- we bring him out through kindness to one another and the power of imagination. This transformative tale spins a universal childhood experience into a story about love, giving, and the spirit of Christmas.
Lee White is an artist and teacher who loves watercolor, print making, and climbing trees. He spends his days splashing paint in his backyard studio, where there are absolutely no clocks allowed! He has illustrated more than fifteen books and shown in galleries across the country, from Los Angeles to New York. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and young son.
Martha Brockenbrough is the critically acclaimed author of the YA novels Into the Bloodred Woods, The Game of Love and Death, and Devine Intervention; the middle grade novel To Catch a Thief; and numerous nonfiction titles, picture books, and chapter books. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, their two daughters, two dogs, and two cats. You can visit her online at
Product Details ISBN: 9780545700306
ISBN-10: 0545700302
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English
"A message about generosity and kindness." -- New York Times Book Review"Wise, truthful and lovely." -- The Wall Street Journal"I want to give this book to everyone I know who says, 'It's so sad the kids are growing older.'" -- NPR* "An elegant, relatable, and moving depiction of a family's negotiation of a tricky childhood rite of passage." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review"Brockenbrough manages to merge honesty and magic to help families in one of the most poignant of growing-up moments... A coming-of-age story that will have readers of all ages wiping away a sentimental tear or two." -- Shelf Awareness

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