The Autobiography of Santa Claus

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Penguin, Oct 19, 2006 - Fiction - 304 pages
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It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history.

An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!
 

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Book on CD narrated by John H Mayer From the book jacket This enchanting Christmas Chronicles classic combines solid historical fact with glorious legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus ... Read full review

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User Review  - marysneedle - LibraryThing

This was a great book. I really loved how Guinn wove the story of Santa Claus around famous historical events and persons. This is truly classic to enjoy with the entire family and if you start on Dec 1st, there are exactly 24 chapters. One for each night of December thru Christmas Eve. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
TWO Nicholas Bishop
FIVE The Beginning of Magic
SEVEN Carving Out Our Fortunes
TEN Arthur of Britain
TWELVE Lets Give Gifts of Toys
FOURTEEN Gunpowder Chimneys and Stockings
SIXTEEN The Christmas Legend of Saint Nicholas
EIGHTEEN Reunion in America
TWENTY Reindeer Fly and So Do I
TWENTYTWO Yes Virginia There Is a Santa Claus
TWENTYFOUR Happy Christmas to
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About the author (2006)

Jeff Guinn is books editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is the author of eight books, including The Sixteenth Minute: Life in the Aftermath of Fame and Our Land Before We Die: The Proud Story of the Seminole Negro, which received the Texas Book Award.

Jeff Guinn is also the author of the bestselling Christmas Chronicles series, which includes The Autobiography of Santa Claus, How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas, and The Great Santa Search. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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