Being Santa Claus

Being Santa Claus

What I Learned About the True Meaning of Christmas

Book - 2012
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"In 'Being Santa Claus,' Sal takes on a one-of-a-kind journey from embracing his calling and the humorous missteps along the way to earning his stripes and becoming a wise and seasoned veteran Santa. He shares stories that are heartwarming, occasionally heartbreaking, and sometimes down-right hilarious, and he reflects on the valuable lessons he's learned from both children and adults including: Christmas magic is all around us: We don't always see it, but it is there, shaping and enriching our lives ; Sometimes you need to go that extra mile: Santa Claus is the one person who can't even use a blizzard as an excuse not to show, and Sal teaches us the importance of honoring our commitments and being there for our children ; Even a small child can make a big difference: Sal even shares stories of some of the impressive children he's met over the years" --Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781592407569
1592407560
Branch Call Number: 394.2663 Liz
Characteristics: viii, 196 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lane, Jonathan

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salsabrarian
Dec 22, 2014

Gentle and funny, lighthearted and inspirational: just the antidote one needs during the hectic holiday season. Thanks, Santa!

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Nov 28, 2012

What a great book to put everyone from two to ninety-two in the Christmas spirit!

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