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Santa's Last Present

Marie-Aude Murail, Elvire Murail, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)


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Julian's parents talk about Santa all the time but Julian thinks he's getting too old to believe in him. Even so, to keep his parents happy, he writes Santa a letter asking for a video game system, just like the one his cousin Patrick has. His parents think it might be a bit expensive, but Julian is confident Santa can afford it. Sure enough, on Christmas morning there it is the exact video game system he asked for. But, after all the gifts are opened, Julian's mother spots something else under the tree, a small package wrapped in dull brown paper. No one seems to know where it has come from. Then Julian tears off the paper...and discovers that just maybe he's not too old to believe in Santa after all. Children and adults alike will enjoy this surprising and deceptively simple story of how a young boy is transformed by a seemingly ordinary gift. Drawings by master illustrator Quentin Blake perfectly capture the magical spirit of the story.

Peachtree Publishers, 9781561453191, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2004