How Santa Got His Job

How Santa Got His Job

Book - 1998
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If you think Santa Claus came into the world sporting a red suit and a white beard, think again. Santa wasn't always the jolly, overweight, gift-giving fellow that we now know and love. He tried his hand at all sorts of different jobs, including postal worker, zookeeper, circus performer, and even chimney sweep, but each of these presented a problem that got in his way. It wasn't until he was lucky enough to meet a friendly bunch of elves that Santa found his true calling...and the job of his dreams.
Stephen Krensky's understated text and S. D. Schindler's charming illustrations come together to create an imaginative and funny tale that proves even the best of us have to try, try again.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, c1998
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780689806971
Branch Call Number: JP Krens 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Schindler, S. D.


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Mar 06, 2019

All our holidays and special occasions are marked with books for the Grands. I've been reading Christmas books to find the perfect ones for our Grands this Christmas.

How Santa Got His Job is actually kind of cute, albeit far different than the usual folk tales of his beginning. The illustrations are great and I LOVE those poor polar bears.

Nov 29, 2017

My sons have outgrown this book but we find it hilarious and will keep re-reading it! Ages 3-99!

Dec 02, 2010

A refreshing look at who Santa Claus really is! This book brings Santa to life by illustrating him as an average guy who struggled before he came to find the work that he loves. The sequel to this title is: How Santa Lost his Job, by the same author.

Dec 07, 2004

I know someone who is a lot like Santa, and he has gone through a lot of the same jobs! When I first showed him this book, he was totally enchanted by the pictures and the story. And what a good story to pass on. Every reader can benefit by reading about someone we think we know every well, who just kept trying to become who he really is and the perfect job for him. Stephen Krensky is amazing! And the pictures by S. D. Schindler are absolutely wonderful. this book truly captures the spirit of the season!

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