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The Christmas Magic
( by Lauren Thompson/ illus. by Jon J. Muth, Scholastic $16.99 Score: )

A quiet little story transports young listeners to Santa’s home where step by step he prepares for the special magic of the big night when he will take flight. Beautifully told with an economy of words that set the mood of Santa’s journey and illustrations that match the elegant prose.
When Santa’s sleigh is revealed behind the tall shed doors on realizes, yes, of course it has to be in such a place all the year round. Mrs. Claus is not in this story. Neither are the elves. But they are not missed. This is a very old fashioned Santa who trims his own beard, oils his own black boots, and checks that very large book with the names of all the boys and girls he will bring gifts to in his very large sack! A charmer! 

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