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Parkhurst Brook Publishers

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

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It’s that time of year again and as always, we’re so pleased to be able to offer this to our customers. In our humble opinion it is one of the most charming origin Christmas stories ever told. This book is a special joy to read with your children in the days leading up to Christmas. Once you read it you’ll want to gift it to all of your friends.

As the preface in the book puts it: “Draw close to the fire, all you who believe in the spirit of Christmas, whether you call it Santa Claus, or simply good will to all; and listen to the story of Nicholas the Wandering Orphan who became Nicholas the Woodcarver, a lover of little children. Follow him through his first years as a lonely little boy who had the knack of carving playthings for children; then as a young man, busy over the little toys then a prosperous, plump, rosy old man who overcomes all sorts of difficulties in order to attain his ambition: a toy for every child in the village.”

An explanation for all this traditions we’ve come to take for granted are woven artfully in this story — from how stockings came to be hung, to why Santa used the chimney, to how he came to use reindeer, to why he makes his visits in the middle of the night.

Originally written in 1932, it was long out of print until the Charlebois family of Northern NY created Parkhurst Brook Publishing specifically to bring the magic of this story back to life. They’re in the 8th of small batch printings. Come in check it out and you’ll feel as fortunate for having read it too.

It’s also on Audible if you have some long car trips to and from a ski house it’s a great way to listen to it!

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