Little Claus and Big Claus

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 8771326804
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 36
View: 353
Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

Santa Claus and Little Sister

Author: Dr. Brian Snow
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1452424063
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
View: 5376
“Santa Claus and Little Sister” is autobiographical in nature, selfishly therapeutic in design, and hard proof that we cannot control our future regardless how hard we try. This is a journey of one young optimistic East Coast teacher who taught at New Beginnings, a Los Angeles placement home for at-risk, mentally and physically abused, abandoned, gang, and socially-emotionally disturbed girls. He discovers that truth often becomes lies, moral transforms into immoral, and fear builds knowledge. This is a memorable adventure with two of these students, or catalysts, Chata and Lupe, and their frightful connections to a notorious Mexican child trafficking cartel and LA Gangs. Chata, a bold and controlling overweight active member of the Baby Locas Division of the 18th Street Gang in South LA, struggles between two worlds and purposely brings both together in the back alleys of Los Angeles. Lupe, a small beautiful Mexican girl, identified only by the alias assigned to her by the FBI, is suddenly missing from the placement center leaving only her most cherished possession behind, a self-made book of poems and artwork entitled “To Santa Claus and Little Sisters”. Refusing to accept the hypothesis that Lupe ran away on her own free will, risks would have to be taken by this naive Boston-born teacher and the mouthy 17 year-old Chata. Both would have to question their belief system many times in order to survive when circumstances were not in their favor. To these young catalysts, Chata and Lupe, I am forever grateful for the spark that you ignited in me. Any survivor characteristics that I possess is probably due to you. Thanks girls. This inspirational and captivating Novel deals with mature subjects including teen suicide, teenage problems, drug use, physical and mental abuse, and gang lifestyles. Inspired by the poem "To Santa Claus and Little Sister" by Anonymous.

The Little Mermaid and Other Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1909438766
Category: Fiction
Page: 152
View: 4790
The Little Mermaid lives in an underwater kingdom with her father, the sea king; her grandmother and her five elder sisters, each born one year apart. When a mermaid turns 15, she is allowed to swim to the surface to watch the world above, and as the sisters become old enough, one of them visits the surface every year. As each of them returns, the Little Mermaid listens longingly to their various descriptions of the surface and of human beings.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Author: Lyman Frank Baum
Publisher: United Holdings Group
Category: Christmas stories
Page: 206
View: 1653
Relates Santa's life, from childhood to old age and into immortality, mentioning such adventures as those with the friendly wood nymphs and the wicked Awgwas.

The Yellow Fairy Book

Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120104
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
View: 7616
American Indian, Russian, German, Icelandic, French, and other stories — 48 in all — among them "The Tinder-box," "The Nightingale," and "How to Tell a True Princess." 104 illustrations.

The Fairy Tale of My Life

An Autobiography
Author: Hans Christain Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461741696
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 610
View: 1265
Danish poet and novelist Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is best known for the dozens of fairy tales he wrote, including "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Snow Queen." Andersen's sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity are strikingly evident in his autobiography. Andersen masterfully depicts the extreme poverty of his provincial childhood and the international celebrity of his later years, and also provides insights into the sources of many of his most famous tales.

The Princess and the Pea

Author: Hans Christian Andersen,Kari James
Publisher: Twin Sisters®
ISBN: 1625815476
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 5933
Simple text and captivating illustrations are paired with beautiful music and fun sound-effects to help tell the classic tale of "The Princess and the Pea." Prince Fastidious travels the world to find his perfect princess. But something is not quite right about any of them. They either talk too much, or not at all. Some are too old for him, or too young. Others are spoiled or have too many noisy, little dogs. Find out what happens when Princess Rose accidentally comes to the castle at night because of a fierce storm. How does she prove to the Queen that she’s a real princess? A happy ending adds interest to this fairy tale and encourages a lifelong love for reading.

Little Santa

Author: Jon Agee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525429409
Category: Board books
Page: 34
View: 3860
A resident of the North Pole with the ability to slide up and down chimneys meets a flying reindeer and some industrious elves in this fictional biography of Santa Claus.

The Autobiography of Santa Claus

Author: Jeff Guinn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101127773
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 4441
It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!

Hans Christian Andersen

The Life of a Storyteller
Author: Jackie Wullschlager
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226917474
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 489
View: 2540
Describes Andersen's turbulent and difficult life, from his birth in 1805, through his success as a writer in mid-nineteenth-century Europe, to his desperate search for love, ambition, and meaning.

The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631062050
Page: 600
View: 3042
Let your imagination soar with this stunning gift edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tales! "The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen" is the next edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, featuring works from the famous Danish poet. His classic works include fairy-tale favorites such as, "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," "Thumbelina," and "The Emperor's New Clothes." Perfect for adults and children alike, The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen includes a ribbon marker to insure you'll never lose your place at bedtime. This stunning gift edition also has a full cloth binding, foil blocking on the spine, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase.

The Claus Effect

Author: David Nickle
Publisher: ChiZine
ISBN: 1771483423
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 8163
It’s the 1990s. The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is down for the count—and the Free World is getting ready for its first nuclear-free Christmas in decades. Only one thing in the world can ruin it. Santa Claus. Who can forget the horrifying events of “The Toy Mill” (Nickle & Schroeder’s 1993 Aurora-Award-winning story), in which a malevolent, post-industrial-revolution Santa Claus granted Emily, a little girl, a Christmas wish—and her desire to be a Christmas Elf nearly destroyed the world? It’s eight years later, and Christmas should be a joyful time—shouldn’t it? Not with Santa on the loose! Events propel the now-teenaged Emily and West Point Cadet Neil Nyman on a breakneck journey through suburban shopping malls, Ontario cottage country, and the frigid northern wastes of the former Soviet Union—battling displaced Cossacks, blue-blooded cottagers and homicidal, downsized elves along the way. Finally, they must face down the terrifying truth: about Christmas, the New World Order—and The Claus Effect. Never before available as an ebook, and now with a previously unpublished epilogue added!

Literature and Tourism

Author: Mike Robinson,Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781844800742
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 300
View: 9398
Literature ? through both its texts and its authors ? has often been an important inspiration for tourists. And tourism, in turn, has long inspired literature. Through analysis of literature from North America, the British Isles and Europe drawn from contrasting periods and across a range of genres and forms, Literature and Tourism provides a detailed and in-depth explanation of the changing inter-relationship between literature and tourism. Literature ? through both its texts and its authors ? has often been an important inspiration for tourists. And tourism, in turn, has long inspired literature. Through analysis of literature from North America, the British Isles and Europe drawn from contrasting periods and across a range of genres and forms, Literature and Tourism provides a detailed and in-depth explanation of the changing inter-relationship between literature and tourism.

Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas

Author: Elise Primavera
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547537093
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 2436
It's getting toward Christmas at the Bing Cherry Hotel, and Auntie Claus is preparing for her annual "business trip." Just before she is ready to leave, her favorite nephew, Christopher Kringle, begins to have doubts about the family business. To settle the matter, Auntie Claus summons Chris for tea, but like any self-respecting Kringle, Chris decides to take matters into his own hands: He plans to get on the Bad-Boys-and-Girls List on purpose! Even after his older sister, Sophie, reveals that their great-aunt, Auntie Claus, is really Santa's sister, Chris needs to see for himself, in order to believe. In this companion to the much loved Auntie Claus, come along on a magical journey with Sophie Kringle's little brother, Chris, to a place you may have seen only in your dreams. And discover that anything is possible, when you have the key to Christmas!

The Legend of Holly Claus

Author: Brittney Ryan
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453288732
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 534
View: 381
Santa Claus’s daughter sets out to break a curse and free a magical kingdom Though few mortals know his secret, Nicholas is more than a jolly red-suited man who visits children all over the world on Christmas Eve—he is also the king of Forever, Land of the Immortals. Each year he gets letters from millions of boys and girls, and helps make their Christmas wishes come true. But one year, a special little boy from New York City asks something Nicholas has never been asked before: “What do you wish for Christmas, Santa?” With that simple question, a magical story unfolds. Nicholas answers that his only wish is for a child. And soon the immortal people of the kingdom celebrate the arrival of Holly Claus, the princess of Forever and the first child to grace its ground. But their happiness is dashed when an evil sorcerer places a spell on the infant, turning her heart to ice and freezing her kingdom in time. Many years later, just in time for Christmas Eve, Holly travels to New York, intent upon saving Christmas and freeing the land of Forever. Holly will make this the most magical—and memorable—Christmas the world has ever seen. This ebook features a note from Brittney Ryan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Santa Claus

A Biography
Author: Gerry Bowler
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551996081
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 7382
An entertaining, often surprising look at the life of the world’s most influential fictional character. He is the embodiment of charity and generosity, a creation of mythology, a tool of clever capitalists. The very idea of him is enduring and powerful. Santa Claus was born in early-nineteenth-century America, but his family tree goes back seven hundred years to Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children. Intervening generations were shaggy and strange — whip-wielding menaces to naughty boys and girls. Yet as the raucous, outdoor, alcohol-fuelled holiday gave way to a more domestic, sentimental model, a new kind of gift-bringer was called for — a loveable elf, still judgmental but far less threatening. In this engaging social and cultural history, Gerry Bowler examines the place of Santa Claus in history, literature, advertising, and art. He traces his metamorphosis from a beardless youth into a red-suited peddler. He reveals the lesser-known aspects of the gift-bringer’s life — Santa’s involvement with social and political causes of all stripes (he enlisted on the Union side in the American Civil War), his starring role in the movies and as adman for gun-makers and insurance companies. And he demolishes the myths surrounding Santa Claus and Coca-Cola. Santa Claus: A Biography will stand as the classic work on the long-lived and multifarious Mr. Claus. From the Hardcover edition.

Santa Claus and the Three Bears

Author: Maria Modugno
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780061700231
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 2249
Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear weren't expecting any company when they went for a walk on Christmas Eve, but that's exactly what they got! Debut author Maria Modugno teams up with award-winning artists Jane and Brooke Dyer to deliver a festive twist on Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with Santa Claus stepping in as the cheerful intruder. Leaving their pudding to cool on the kitchen table, the unsuspecting bears head outdoors for a crisp evening walk. But when they return, they are shocked at what they find! Their pudding . . . eaten! Their chairs . . . broken! Their cozy beds . . . slept in! And it looks like the culprit is still there! Fast asleep in Baby Bear's bed is someone awfully familiar. A fluffy white beard, a red jacket covered in soot, and two black boots sticking out from under the covers. Could it really be . . . ? With sparkling prose and splendid watercolor paintings, this delicious holiday treat glows with warmth and humor that will delight readers page after page.