Seven Sleeps Until Christmas
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Title: Seven Sleeps Until Christmas
Publisher: Stuart Adams Communications Ltd.
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition:Very Good
About this title
7 Sleeps Until Christmas is a collection of eight letters Santa Claus has written over the years to children who have touched on the caring, sharing and giving aspects of Christmas. The letters are assembled as a 'countdown calendar' -- presenting each letter as a bedtime story. The series begins the night of December 18 when Santa describes a wonderful adventure with a dragon over China. The next night read his response to a little girl who wants all her gifts to go to her 'less-than-fortunate' friend Jennifer's family. Each letter touches a different chord, from Peace On Earth, to the importance of a newborn's first Christmas, and, finally, to Christmas night and Santa's description of the Joy of Giving. Together, the letters embody the caring, sharing and giving that Santa finds so meaningful at Christmas, and what many families are trying to capture. Assembled as a mini-calendar, which can be used year after year, the letters are beautifully illustrated and coil bound onto a self-supporting easel for display between each bedtime story. The book appeals to every child who has loved Santa Claus.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
December 19 - Dear Susan, You probably know that Santa gets many, many letters every year, but did you know that he's never received a letter like yours before? Of all the little girls and boys who have written to Santa, you are the only one who has ever asked that all your gifts go to someone else. Santa knows your friend Jennifer, and you're right-her family won't have the money to buy gifts for her and her brothers and sisters. And she's not alone-there are more and more families with only a mother, or only a father, and so little money for presents. Santa wants you to know, Susan, that you are being a truly good friend when you ask that all your gifts go to Jennifer and her family. And Santa will grant your request, Susan, but he is going to give you one gift, after all. Because you are so special, he's going to give you a special gift-one that you will enjoy for many years to come...
December 22 - Dear Adrian, On this, your very first celebration of Christmas, Santa has an important reason for giving you a letter as a Christmas gift. It will be many, many years before you can read these words, but Santa wants you to have them so that you can always remember your first Christmas, and how special it was. As you grow older, you will know how much Santa loves you and all the other little boys and girls. In fact, one of the reasons Santa lives at the North Pole is because it's at the top of the world. From there, Santa can look in all directions and see all of the children he loves. But what Santa wants you to know more than anything else, Adrian, is that of all the people in the world-including Santa-your Father and Mother have the most love for you. No one else cares for you as much as they do...
December 23 - Dear Giselle, Thank you for being so thoughtful and giving Santa your letter last night. It is a wonderful feeling when someone writes to tell you that they love you. You may not know it, but your letter became a great help to Santa and his reindeer. You see, Giselle, Santa loves to visit girls and boys all over the world even before Christmas Eve, and each night he flies home to the North Pole. Well, last night after Santa picked up your letter, he was flying home with the reindeer and we ran into so many blizzards that we had to stop and rest twice! The second time we stopped, we were way up in the Arctic, where there are no trees, just miles and miles of ice and snow. We were still a long, long way from home. It was dark and very cold. Lots of snow was falling, and the wind was blowing with a terrible howl. The poor brave reindeer were more tired than Santa had ever seen. Rudolph's nose had almost stopped glowing, and all of the reindeer just stood there with their heads hanging down-not a single bell on their harnesses jingled. Santa was afraid that they might not make it home that night. They would have no place to sleep, and Santa knew that Mrs. Claus would be very worried. He had no idea what to do. Suddenly, he remembered your letter, Giselle, and how happy it had made him. So, he brought your letter out and read it to the reindeer...
December 25 - Merry Christmas Gordie, It's Christmas night, and it probably seems like a long, long time since you opened all your presents. Santa hopes you like what he gave you. But please stay awake for just a little while longer, because Santa has one last gift to share with you on this Christmas Day (even if you're a little sleepy). Do you know something, Gordie? By the time you read this letter, Santa will be a little sleepy too. Because while you slept last night, he and his reindeer were busy flying all over the world, delivering gifts to all the boys and girls, and Santa stayed up very late. Santa remembers visiting your house, and he hopes that his reindeer didn't wake you, because the bells on their harnesses were ringing especially loud when they landed. But now, just snuggle down under the covers and stay warm, because Santa has one last gift to give you...
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