How Santa Lost His Job

Illustrated by S.D. Schindler
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About The Book

Santa has the best job he can think of -- brining presents each Christmas to children all around the world. Every year he prepares for his trip: He trims his beard, takes a bath, gets dressed, and packs up his sleigh fort he long night ahead. But there are always a few unexpected delays that make things a little hectic. Muckle, one of the elves who helps Santa, thinks he can come up with a more efficient way of delivering the toys -- a method that won't involve Santa at all.

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 2004)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689871474
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD560L

Raves and Reviews

School Library Journal, starred review [Krensky's] text and Schindler's wonderfully energetic illustrations depict the elusive qualities that make Santa the best choice [for the job].

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