Browse Abstracts (36 total)

| by Moore, Clement C.

On the night before Christmas, one little boy sees Santa Claus outside his window. Later he sees him in his living room, bringing presents for all.

| by Haywood, Carolyn

Santa Claus tries to modernize Christmas by using a helicopter. His problems begin to multiply and so eventually he goes back to his dependable sleigh and reindeer.

| by Houston, Gloria

Little Jim wants a tool set for Christmas so that he can prove to his father that he is a man. Father does not find time for Christmas until a church event opens his eyes to the season.

| by Robbins, Ruth

As Baboushka cleans her hut one evening, three gentlemen visit and ask if she would like to go with them to where a child is born. She declines, but decides to go the next morning. Much to her dismay, she cannot find the child. As legend goes, each year she sets out in search of the child.

| by Yorinks, A.

Santa Claus's pants are given to a rich man by mistake. While searching for them, Santa is put in jail so Christmas does not occur. In July, when Santa is released, his pants are returned and Christmas occurs in July.

| by Wild, Margaret

Samantha writes Santa a thank-you letter and the two become pen pals. Santa writes about his reindeer and Samantha writes about the polar bear at the zoo. By the time Christmas comes, Samantha has learned many things about Santa and giving.

| by Krensky, Stephen

Santa was not always the lovable gift giver we know him as today. He tried out many jobs starting when he was a young man including chimney sweep, postal worker, cook, zookeeper and circus performer before he found the job that was right for him. He only became the Santa we know and love after meeting the elves at the circus and going to their home where he suggested they work together to give gifts to people around the world on one special night a year.

| by Thompson, Lauren

Upon the arrival of his first Christmas Eve, a little mouse explores his house which is full of Christmas surprises. His Christmas discoveries culminate in the appearance of the one and only Santa!

| by Lipkind, William//Mordvinoff, Nicolas

Davy ventures into the woods on Christmas Eve and meets the animals who have a party. Santa shows up and offers Davy a rabbit for his Christmas gift.

| by Turner, Sandy

It is Christmas Eve and Santa is delivering presents. When he arrives at a house, he finds a very noisy, active dog. Santa is still able to drop off the presents without waking the children and they all enjoy their presents the next morning. They also have a red surprise to touch -- thanks to the dog!

| by Day, Alexandra

Carl, the family dog, is left to take care of the baby. The dog and the baby go on a great adventure on Christmas Eve and end up meeting Santa.

| by Mariana.

Miss Flora was an old doll lost in the attic who got a wish to return to the tree on Christmas Eve. She receives a new dress and she wins the hearts of the children.

| by Joyce, William

A little girl and her brother take a trip to visit Santa in Toyland due to invite by Santa himself. As a result of the little girl's kidnapping, the brother and sister's relationship strengthens and the girl's Christmas wish comes true.

| by Schachner, Judith Byron

A young girl has a special relationship with her Aunt May and Willy, her aunt's bird. The girl is only able to visit them twice a year, but always has an unforgettable time. When the girl's mother becomes ill the summer trip is cancelled and Aunt May plans to visit over Christmas. Unfortunately, a huge snowstorm makes the trip nearly impossible, but with the help of a Christmas friend Aunt May and Willy arrive safely.

| by Bannatyne-Cugnet, Jo

Take a trip through the various activities that occur within a year. Start with hockey games, planting potatoes, fairs, and harvesting wheat. When fall approaches you will experience Halloween. To end the year is the celebration of Christmas.

| by McPhail, David

Edward has problems reading. He proves to himself that he can read when he has to help Santa on Christmas Eve deliver toys to the girls and boys listed in Santa's book.
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