How Santa Got His Job

Illustrated by S.D. Schindler
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About The Book

Have you ever wondered what Santa did before he was Santa?
When Santa was young and needed a job, no one was looking for a man in a red suit to deliver gifts on Christmas. So Santa tried just about everything -- from a chimney sweep to a postman to a circus performer. But none of these worked out. It wasn't until he met a group of elves who helped him use all his special talents, that Santa was able to find his dream job.

About The Author

Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including How Santa Got His Job (an ALA Notable Book) and Big Bad Wolves at School. He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him at StephenKrensky.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 2002)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689846687
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD570L

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books

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