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Super Santa

The Science of Christmas: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids

Bruce Hale, Guy Francis (Illustrator)


List Price: 10.99*
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How does Santa Claus manage to deliver Christmas presents to all the good boys and girls in just one night? Take a fun-filled look into the dizzying details of all the amazing things Santa accomplishes every Christmas in order to bring all those millions of presents around the world with Super Santa.

When you’re opening up your perfect gift Christmas morning, have you ever wondered how that gift made it all the way from the North Pole to under your Christmas tree? How does Santa visit every good boy and girl in the whole world while carrying millions of presents in just one winter’s night? Between traveling at 730,000 miles per hour and chowing down on 400 million cookies in one night, Kris Kringle is a Christmas superhero!

Take a peek behind the scenes into Santa’s workshop and discover how a little science and engineering and a whole lot of Christmas magic all work together to make this special day sparkle.

Praise For Super Santa: The Science of Christmas: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids

"This book will likely be a hit with precocious youngsters who are already skeptical of the Santa Claus tale. A fun thought-provoker for the scientifically inclined." — Kirkus Reviews

"A soaring tribute to an annual feat that combines magic, science, and engineering." — Booklist

"A rollicking tale that explains how Santa’s trip requires “a little science and engineering and a whole lot of Christmas magic." — Publishers Weekly

“This super-entertaining book reveals the science behind Santa’s Christmas Eve magic.” — Horn Book Magazine

"This STEM-oriented Christmas extravaganza speaks to elementary school-age readers and is a unique and entertaining take on Santa’s iconic voyage." — School Library Journal

HarperCollins, 9780062983633, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

About the Author

Bruce Hale has written and/or illustrated over sixty books for kids and is the author of Clark the Shark; Clark the Shark Dares to Share; the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries series; Snoring Beauty, one of Oprah’s Recommended Reads for Kids; and the School for S.P.I.E.S. series. In his free time, Bruce enjoys hiking, watching movies, and making music. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, dog, and many hats. You can catch him online at

Guy Francis spends most of his time drawing, painting, and drawing some more. He has done a variety of illustration work in the children’s market, including editorial and educational illustration, chapter books, and picture books. He freelances from his home in Provo, Utah, where his wife and four children are his own personal art critics and bring a healthy bit of chaos to the studio. Every now and then he gets out of the house and heads to the mountains with his family. You can visit him online at