Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus



Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus In 1897, A Young Girl Wrote To The New York Sun Asking Whether Santa Claus Truly Existed The Paper S Response, Written By Reporter Francis P Church, Has Become A Beloved Holiday Literary Tradition An Original Approach To A Children S Classic, This Captivating Book Creatively Reinterprets That Heartwarming Letter About The Truth Behind Santa Claus And Christmas It Is Accompanied By Charming Victorian Artwork Joel Spector Is An Artist And Illustrator Known For His Elegant Pastel Images His Work Appears Regularly In Magazines And Newspapers Including Business Week, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, And The New York Times.

10 thoughts on “Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

  1. says:

    Now THIS is how you respond when your kids ask you about Santa and you do not want to have to make them cynical ass holes just yet This op ed article responding to a young girls letter concerning Santa Claus was written by Frank Church, a war correspondent of the American Civil War He had seen some of the worst of humanity of his generation and now he has to look within himself and give not just a response about an old man in a red suit, but a reason for simply believing at all This book is a Now THIS is how you respond when your kids ask you about Santa and you do not want to have to make them cynical ass holes just yet This op ed article responding to a young girls letter concerning Santa Claus was written by Frank Church, a war correspondent of the American Civil War He had seen some of the worst of humanity of his generation and now he has to look within himself and give not just a response about an old man in a red suit, but a reason for simply believing at all This book is as much about philosophy and the idea of believing as it is about Christmas and Church for Virginia s sake is vey much on the side of radical idealism I had always heard of this ar...

  2. says:

    all my life i have heard of this movie but i never knew what it was about or that it was based on a real letter sent in to the new york sun in 1897 by a young girl wondering if there really was a santa claus.i never read the book as a kid either we owned the vhs tape but it just sat collecting dust in the video cabinet now i can finally say i read the book and know a littleabout the background of the famous expression, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus i really loved the fact t all my life i have heard of this movie but i never knew what it was about or that it was based on a real letter sent in to the new york sun in 1897 by a young girl wondering if there really was a santa claus.i never read the book as a kid either we owned the vhs tape but it just sat collecting dust in the video cabinet now i can finally say i read the book and know a littleabout the background of the famous expression, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus i really loved the fact that francis p church took the time to write back to virginia especially to print the letter in the paper so that other skeptical children could read it too and rekindle their belief so sweet mr c...

  3. says:

    My Christmas book for today Lovely message and wonderful illustrations.

  4. says:

    Written as a response to an eight year old girl s question Is there a Santa Claus , this is a beautifully crafted article by veteran newsman Francis Church Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyon...

  5. says:

    A delightful, though sometimes quirky, translation of a classic of the Christian Christmas holiday I rather wish I had read this when I used to teach a class on Mythology the important distinction between truth and fact is on display

  6. says:

    One of my favorite Christmas stories, I cry every year when I reread it

  7. says:

    This book sparks the faith and determination in all readers.

  8. says:

    Beautiful retelling of the story of a young girl who wrote to a newspaper to ask if Santa was real or not Includes dates and the response from the newspaper editor Wonderful illustrations.

  9. says:

    One of my favorites and exactly how I feel about the season

  10. says:

    This book was beautifully illustrated, the story itself is the 1897 editorial from the newspaper THE SUN in response to a letter they received from an 8 year old girl named Virginia asking was there a real Santa Claus The wording sometimes is words that a child wouldn t be able to understand the meaning of but the author of this book didn t change the wording from the original editorial as it was printed The meaning behind the editorial SO many year...

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