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The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold
by Maureen Fergus and Cale Atkinson


Overview - Santa has a problem. This kid? Harold? Santa doesn't think he's real. He WANTS to believe in Harold--after all, Harold is one of the most magical parts of Christmas. Getting Harold's letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer...  Read more...

 
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More About The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold by Maureen Fergus; Cale Atkinson
 
 
 
Overview
Santa has a problem. This kid? Harold? Santa doesn't think he's real. He WANTS to believe in Harold--after all, Harold is one of the most magical parts of Christmas. Getting Harold's letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer... what would Christmas be without that? But Santa's just not sure. Some of his friends are telling him they think Harold's not real. And the Harold that sat on his knee last Christmas looked AWFULLY different. Santa comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold really exists... with hilarious consequences.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781770498242
  • ISBN-10: 1770498249
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

In a very funny story that flips the script on childrens doubts about the existence of Santa Claus, a grumpy Santa reveals that he has stopped believing in a boy named Harold. Ferguss (the Buddy and Earl series) inversions of charges often leveled against Santa are deliciously fun. That Harold who sat on my knee at the mall last year didnt even look like the real Harold, Santa tells Mrs. Claus. Atkinson (Explorers of the Wild) gleefully channels Santas surliness (his scowls and frowns suggest a child in the throes of a very bad mood), and he gives Harold (who is white) interracial parents, which could give the story added resonance for adopted children. Harold is just as skeptical about Santa, but Christmas morning lets them put their doubts to rest. Fergus and Atkinson commit fully to their premise, working in comic synch to deliver laughs on every page. Ages 48. (Oct.)

 
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