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Santa Calls. by William Joyce - First Edition; First Printing indicated.   - 1993. - from Black Cat Hill Books (SKU: 36942)

Santa Calls.

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Santa Calls.

by William Joyce

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New York, NY Laura Geringer (HarperCollins), 1993. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated. First Edition; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: Book shows light shelf-wear along the bottom edge; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows indications of light use; faintly sunned at spine, but the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible; tiny snag at the top of the rear hinge; very mild rubbing; price unclipped. A New book in a moderately used DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large, oblong Quarto. Hardback with DJ. "Santa Calls" deserves to take a place among classic children's (age 2 - 104) Christmas books! I can't figure out the Kirkus review comment that this is somehow a take-off on "Polar Express" and "more style than substance." "Santa Calls" offers MORE than pretty illustrations (they are more like, art-deco "way-cool.") And the story explores, among other things, sibling rivalry, the earnest hopes of children to be accepted fully into family life, the importance of sometimes keeping secrets, and the potential of redemption in misguided kids (Whew! Sounds like a good dose of substance to me!) Best of all, the Mrs. Santa is NOT the stereotypical "Jonathan Winters in drag" sort of depiction. She is classy and stylish (what a coat and hat!) and has a noticeable tinge of self-confidence. THIS is the "Mrs. Claus" that *I* want to believe in! The end of the book consists of two letters -- one from the central girl character and another which is a response from the Big Guy himself. They appear to be the real things -- conveniently pasted into the back cover of the book! Nice way to get kids to appreciate the art of letter-writing at an early age. Do call on this book, you won't be disappointed.


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Santa Calls.
William Joyce
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First Edition; First Printing indicated.
Laura Geringer (HarperCollins),
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New York, NY
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Juvenile; Holidays; Children's Picture Books;

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