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Little Santa

Yoko Maruyama, Yoko Maruyama (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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This classic holiday book about Santa Claus's young son makes a perfect Christmas gift for boys and girls 3 - 5 years old.

Having Santa Claus for a dad must be amazing! And it is... most of the time. But every Christmas Eve Santa’s young son must spend the night alone as his father makes the journey to deliver all the presents. If only there was a way he could be with his dad that night. As fate has it, this year Little Santa gets his chance when Santa takes a tumble and sprains his ankle, and his son must be the one to don the red suit and deliver the gifts. And, with his dad’s surprise help, he delivers even more to one special child. This is a beautifully original, heartwarming picture book for Christmas lovers of all ages.

Praise For Little Santa

“Offers a glimpse of Santa's private life children will likely relish. Maruyama's illustrations have the look of Marla Frazee's in The Farmer and the Clown (2014), in both palette and line. Understated humor charms . . . . both concept and illustrations soar." —Kirkus Reviews

"A gentle crowd-pleaser . . . Young believers can appreciate this as a sweet 'what if' while relating to the story's emotional core of parent-child togetherness." —Deborah Stevenson, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Gorgeous; the narrator’s voice is affecting; and the closeness between father and child may bring a lump to one’s throat.” —Martha Parravano,

mineditionUS, 9789888341467, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2017

About the Author

Yoko Maruyama is a self-taught artist who has long loved creating her own picture books. Her work eventually caught the eye of a Japanese publisher, which led to an exhibit at the prestigious Bologna Children’s Book Fair.