The now famous letter to The Sun goes like this:
DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
And, I say to my kids, “If you see it in the nonfiction section, it’s so!”
Here’s the evidence I found at our local library:
Rod Green, author
Carol Wright, illustrator
The Truth About Santa Claus
Green Tiger Press 2007
Blue Lantern Studio
Santa Claus: A Biography
McClelland and Stewart 2007
Nicholas: The Epic Journey from Saint to Santa Claus
The Real Santa Claus
Phyllis Fogelman Books 2001
Found in Juvenile Biography!
And, I can’t forget:
101 Questions About Santa Claus
Robert E. Litak
Our handy coffee table book for years.
For my final argument, may I present:
The Santa is Nonfiction T-shirt
This Christmas, my little guy will be nine years old. We’re still holding on to the magic. I hope I made a few believers with this post.
Any other favorite Santa books our readers would recommend? (It pained me to not include many beautiful picture books, but I specifically searched for hardcore Santa Claus NF books!)
To all my INKmates and the faithful followers of INK this year-
Have a warm and wonderful holiday season and a magical new year!