Friday, December 17, 2010

The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus blog tour

By Tim Slover

Welcome to the final day of the Pump Up Your Book blog tour for The Christmas Chronicles. I really enjoy working with these folks and plan to do more reviews for them in the future, so keep a watch out for those. If you follow my blog, you won't miss the reviews for the great books they promote, or those from the other companies I review for, either.
So, let's get started ...

From the back of the book:

“The magic begins in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen’s guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas – and to court the delightful Anna, who enters his life on a sleigh driven by the reindeer Dasher and becomes his beloved wife.”

I love the way the author approaches the writing of this book. In the story, the main character finds a book that is basically the biography of Santa, written by someone who is apparently close to the jolly man. After reading the Green Book, he is given the task of sharing the story with the world.

Thus begins “The Christmas Chronicles” and we learn a lot about Santa – how he started his career of bringing joy to boys and girls, how he met Mrs. Klaus, how he got the reindeer and the sleigh and more. It’s a delightful tale that is sure to renew your faith in the holiday.

The edition I read was an advanced reader copy, so it may have changed a bit before final print. I hope not much, though, as this is such a great story, I’d hate to see it altered.

Also, the ARC has a different cover than you see here. Instead of the winter scene, it just had a picture of Santa on it. My little grandson, who is just 21 months old, loves the picture and would constantly point to it and say, “Santa.” So, that added to the fun I had reading this book.

If you are looking for a book to add to your holiday reading, check out “The Christmas Chronicles.” You can purchase it here.


Cheryl said...

Thanks for the wonderful review of Tim's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was wonderfully done as well.

I look forward to having you participate in more Pump Up Your Book VBTs.

Wishing you and your readers a wonderful holiday.


Suko said...

LuAnn, this sounds like a terrific book to share with a little one during the holidays. Nice review!