In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: "Mom, are you Santa?"
Her mother responds to say that no, she is not Santa. Because Santa is bigger than any one person -- we bring him out through kindness to one another and the power of imagination. This transformative tale spins a universal childhood experience into a story about love, giving, and the spirit of Christmas.
"A green foil bellyband around this book, reading 'When you’re ready to share the beautiful truth about Santa,' foreshadows its important contents....White’s watercolor-splashed scenes are taut with emotion, capturing the joy, uncertainty, and newfound understanding of a girl who is growing up and ready to become part of Santa’s 'team.' It’s an elegant, relatable, and moving depiction of a family’s negotiation of a tricky childhood rite of passage." -- Publishers Weekly
|6 - 9
|Sep 26, 2017
|Arthur A. Levine Books