Dear Santa Claus (Hardcover)

By Alan Durant, Vanessa Cabban (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763628291, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2005



A determined little girl puts Santa through his paces — and exchanges several removable messages — in this sweet Christmas story full of holiday surprises.

Dear Santa Claus,
I saw a man in a store today who said he was Santa
Claus. He was dressed like you, but was it you?

It's time for Holly to make her Christmas list, but she has a few questions for Santa Claus first. So she decides to write notes to Santa instead and is amazed when he replies — five times! Readers will be as excited as Holly to reach inside real envelopes and find her missives from Santa. Along with the removable letters, they'll discover an advent calendar, a Santa Claus ornament, a foldout reindeer guide (with answers to common questions, plus favorite reindeer jokes), and one last, special treasure that Holly finally dares to wish for.

About the Author

Alan Durant is the author of more than forty children's books, including DEAR TOOTH FAIRY. He has three young children and lives in Surrey, England.

Vanessa Cabban is the illustrator of DEAR TOOTH FAIRY by Alan Durant; DOWN IN THE WOODS AT SLEEPYTIME by Carole Lexa Schaefer; and BRINGING DOWN THE MOON and NO PLACE LIKE HOME, both by Jonathan Emmett. She lives in Northumberland, England.