Santa's Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First Christmas (Hardcover)

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By Hisako Aoki, Ivan Gantschev (Illustrator)
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A classic holiday story of Santa Claus telling woodland animals the true story of Christmas. With beautiful watercolors. One for your family bookshelf.

— Martha Cornwell


Discover the true meaning of the holidays as Santa Claus retells the story of the first Christmas in this sweet picture book from Hisako Aoki and Ivan Gantschev.

When Santa Claus tells the forest animals that he is not looking forward to delivering all those heavy packages, they are worried that there won’t be a Christmas anymore. To help everyone understand that Christmas would still come even if he didn’t, Santa tells the story of the first Christmas, and they all learn a good lesson about the meaning of this special holiday.

About the Author

Hisako Aoki’s family name, Aoki, means “blue tree” in Japanese, and her first name translates as “everlasting.” Born in Japan, Ms. Aoki has also lived in Deleware, Salzburg, and Ohio. She has worked in the children’s book industry for more than thirty years.

Ivan Gantschev was born in Bulgaria and studied at the Academy of Art is Sophia. He has written and illustrated many children’s books.  

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416950295
ISBN-10: 141695029X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2007
Pages: 28
Language: English
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